Eleven people have been burnt to death in a ghastly motor accident that occurred on Otedola Bridge, Berger area of Lagos,around 6:10 pm on Thursday evening.
Those who died in the accident include eight males and three females, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, has confirmed.
General Manager, LASEMA, Michael Akindele said the accident occurred when the 14-seater passenger Volkswagen commercial bus with Lagos colour lost its brake, somersaulted and busted into fire.
“Eleven persons, which include three females and eight males were burnt dead. Three persons were rescued alive and were taken to the accident and emergency unit at toll gate,” he confirmed.
Investigation by PM News revealed that the driver of the vehicle escaped the inferno and later fled the scene immediately the accident occurred. Policemen and fire fighters were on ground to put off the fire and clear the obstruction the accident might have caused,” she said.