March 2, 2024

Seven female christian worshippers were on Wednesday burnt to death on the Sagamu-Benin Expressway .The worshippers were said to be travelling from the Kosofe area of Lagos State in bound Epe, for a church revival when the bus bursted into flames.

Babatunde Akinbiyi, spokesman of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) confirmed the incident in Abeokuta on Wednesday. According to eyewitnesses, the Mazda bus burst into flames suddenly due to engine oil overflow.

Akinbiyi disclosed that the number of passengers in the commercial bus were 15, out of which seven female were burnt to death.He said the remaining seven were seriously burnt and taken to Ijebu-Ode General Hospital for treatment, while only the driver was unhurt .

Akinbiyi added that the accidented Mazda bus has been taken to Odogbolu Motor Traffic Division

Marvelous Ogidi

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