A Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) bus conveying about 45 persons suddenly caught fire on Monday moy while moving close to Anthony Bus Stop, Ikorodu Road, Lagos, causing panic among road users.
Acting zonal coordinator, South West Zonal Office, National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA), Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the development in a statement issued in Lagos.
Farinloye stated that the bus was en route Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) Terminal, Lagos Island, when the incident occured about 11 a.m.
He said the bus involved in the incident was drafted to assist in conveying the passengers after the one which took off from Ikorodu terminal broke down.
Farinloye said all the passengers were rescued unhurt by officials of the emergency response agencies.
He said the agencies included NEMA, Police Disaster Management Unit as well as the Fire Service.
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