The Mazda bus was said to have somersaulted and caught fire as a result of a burst tyre. The accident reportedly happened on Saturday, 19th September.
At least eight passengers were burned to death on Saturday night after a Mazda bus on motion traveling caught fire on the Lagos-Ibadan highway.
The commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ahmed Umar, who made the announcement to Tropics Nigeria reporters in Abeokuta on Sunday, said the accident occurred near the Saapade Bridge at about 8:45 pm.
Three other people were injured in the accident, which was allegedly caused by a burst tire.
According to the head of the FRSC, 11 people were involved in the accident, including three adult men, an adult woman, a child, and six unidentified persons.
“The suspected cause of the isolated accident involving the AAA 249 VX Mazda bus was a burst tire that led to a loss of control before the bus flipped over and caught fire,” he said.
Umar said FRSC personnel immediately contacted Sagamu firefighters for a joint rescue operation.
He said three injured people were taken to Idera Hospital in Sagamu, while the health department of the Remo North local government was informed of the victims of the fire.
Umar advised drivers to drive carefully, obey traffic laws, and make sure their tires are in good condition.