Not less than 14 passengers were on Thursday night burnt to ashes in an accident around the Lagos/Ibadan expressway.
Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) spokesperson, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Friday.
Confirming the incident, Akinbiyi said the accident involved a silver Toyota RAV 4, with registration number, LND 13 GS, a silver Toyota Camry marked, GGE 369 GJ, and a Mazda bus with an unidentified number.
TRACE spokesman said the accident occurred at 8:20 p.m. on Thursday night.
He added that the commercial Mazda bus was allegedly involved in wrongful overtaking before it hit a parked faulty Toyota Rav 4.
Speaking on the number of casualties on the scene, Akinbiyi explained that 17 passengers were in the bus when the accident happened, saying that 14 persons were burnt to death beyond recognition.
“The burnt commercial bus was involved in wrongful overtaking before it hit a stationed vehicle (Toyota Rav4), parked in the middle of the road due to breakdown, and also hit a Camry car.
“In the process, it lost control, somersaulting severally before it burst into flames,” he said.
He commiserated with the families of the dead victims, warning drivers to desist from speed, wrongful overtaking and attitude that exposed other road users to risk and danger.
further explained that two of the victims who sustained injuries were rescued and taken to Lagos State Accident and Emergency Centre and another one to the General Hospital in Gbagada, for medical attention
As he sent his condolences to the families of the dead victims, he also sent warnings to drivers that they should desist from speed, wrongful overtaking and attitude that exposed other road users to risk and danger.