9 dead in Ogun State Fatal accident

9 dead in Ogun State Fatal accident

Atleast 9 people were confirmed dead today after an accident along Ijebu Ode – Sagamu expressway.

According to Ogun State Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) command, the accident occured after a commercial bus burst in flames while on motion.

The commercial bus is said to be heading to Lagos before it went up in flames.

In a statement released by the public relation officer of the command, Florence Okpe said the passengers of the commercial bus were carrying inflammable chemical substance.

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He said;

The FRSC rescue team on receipt of the information raced to the crash scene and commenced rescue operations.

“While some of the passengers were rescued from the raging inferno, some other passengers as at the time of this report are still trapped in the burning vehicle.

9 dead in Ogun State Fatal accident

A total of 10 people comprising 6 male adults and 4 female adults have been rescued from the inferno with 3 other people made up of 2 male adults and 1 female adult sustained serious injuries with some suffering 1st degree burnt

During the investigation, by the FRSC Crash investigators, one of the injured victims confirmed the total number of passengers as at the time the ill-fated vehicle commenced the trip were 17 passengers.

The vehicle was coming from the East going to Lagos and was conveying the passengers with some chemical products identified  to be highly inflammable.

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