Tragedy at Maryland area of Lagos State as two persons were burnt to death on Friday, after a commercial bus also known as ‘Danfo’ caught fire.
Five others sustained various degrees of injury in the incident.
The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Adesina Tiamiyu, confirmed the incident, saying he received a distress call regarding a commercial bus that accidentally caught fire while on top speed at “Cane Village”, Maryland around 2.55pm .
Preliminary investigation conducted by the agency’s Emergency Response Team (ERT), at the scene revealed that the commercial bus popularly known as danfo marked KTU 479 XQ was coming from Yaba on top speed.
The driver who was said to have lost control after hitting a jeep before it fell on its side and caught fire.
Five persons were rescued and attended to by a joint team of the Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) and LASEMA paramedics.
The victims were later taken to the Trauma and Burns Centre, Gbagada, for further treatment. Two other passengers (females) who were burnt beyond recognition, were recovered by LASEMA ERT and handed over to the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) for deposition at Mainland Hospital Morgue.