Two dead, 12 injured as commercial bus suffered tyre burst on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway


.Scene of the accident

Two persons were said to have lost their lives while 12 others suffered varying degrees of injury when a Mazda commercial bus suffered a tyre burst and it sommersaulted while on motion along the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Friday.

According to traffic report from the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, the bus was travelling outbound Lagos when the incident occurred around 1.13pm in front of Christopher University axis, at Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of the state.

The accident occurred after about 11 hours when a petrol tanker fell and exploded at Ajegunle Bus Stop, Lagos, razing shops while also consuming a 15-year-old boy.

The Public Relations Officer, TRACE, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi speaking about the accident involving the commercial bus, said the bus which bore number plate APP 417 XU, conveyed 18 passengers.

Giving breakdown, TRACE spokesman said those who died were two males, while those injured were made up of nine males and three females.

This means that only four of the passengers escaped unhurt, as the vehicle sommersaulted when one of the tyres burst and the driver lost control of the vehicle.

Akinbiyi said, “The tyre burst on motion, the driver lost control and the vehicle sommersaulted  according to an eyewitness.

“One of the passengers was said to have died on the spot while the second one died at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, where he was rushed to with other injured passengers by the officials of the Ogun State Ambulance & Emergency Services.”

While TRACE Corps commiserated with the family of the deceased, it warned motorists to  to make safety their watchword by avoiding speeding and the use of expired tyres.







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