At least seven persons were burnt in Lagos when a commercial vehicle caught fire, our reporter gathered on Sunday.
The accident occurred at Iyana Oworo area of the state.
Mr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, permanent secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), confirmed it in a release.
According to him, “Upon arrival at the scene, a commercial bus of 14 passengers with registration number KJA 699 GY was discovered to have been gutted with fire.
“Further investigation gathered at the scene revealed that the incident occurred due to recklessness by the driver which resulted in the fire with 12 passengers trapped.
“Unfortunately seven victims, four males, two females and a male child were burnt to death.
“The driver escaped with some burns while three female adults were rescued and rushed to Gbagada General Hospital. A male adult was also attended to by LASAMBUS at the scene.
“Arrangements have been made by LASTMA officials at the scene for the removal of the burnt vehicle from the road. Road is partially opened for vehicular activities.”
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