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Seven Passengers Burnt To Death In Iyana Oworo Lagos 

No fewer than Seven (7) passengers have been confirmed dead after a commercial bus caught fire at Iyana Oworo, close to the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos on Sunday. 

At least five others were said to have sustained injuries in the tragic incident.

This was made known in a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu. 

“Upon arrival of the LASEMA Response Team at the scene, a commercial bus of 14 passenger Mazda with registration number KJA 699 GY was discovered to have been gutted with fire,”  Oke-Osanyintolu said.

“Further investigation gathered at the scene revealed that the incident occurred due to recklessness and overspeeding by the driver which resulted in the fire with 12 passengers trapped”.

“Fortunately, the driver escaped with some burns, 3 female adults were rescued and  rushed to Gbagada General Hospital while a male adult was attended to by LASAMBUS at the scene”. 

“Unfortunately 7 victims were burnt to death (4 female, 2 male adults and 1male child ) in the bus”.

All the remains were bagged by the Agency’s LRT, Paramedics, LASAMBUS Officials and handed over to State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit, SEHMU.

“Arrangement was made by LASTMA officials at the scene for removal of the burnt vehicle  from the road”. 

LRT alongside LRU Paramedics LASTMA, LASAMBUS, SEHMU and NPF were responders at the scene. 

The Road was partially opened for vehicular activities. 

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