12 Burnt To Death, Others Injured In Ife/Ibadan Ghastly Road Accident


LAGOS JULY 24TH (NEWSRANGERS)-At least 12 people including children and women were reportedly burnt to death in a road accident which occurred along Ife/Ibadan expressway, around 12 noon on Sunday.
According to an eyewitness, the accident which involved one 18-seater bus and a diesel laden tanker occurred when the bus crash into the tanker and the two exploded, leaving passengers trapped and burnt beyond recognition.
The eyewitness stressed that the sad incident could have been averted if not for the impatience of the Ondo/Ore commercial bus driver with Registration Number; MUS 702 XH who was said to be driving towards Ibadan on a very high speed.
Report has it that the late response of the fire fighters and other rescue officials made the casualties that much as most of the deceased were chocked to death by the flame and smoke which erupted from the fire.
However, three survivors were said to have been rescued by sympathizers who squeezed them out by tearing the vehicle with axes and other tools.
hey survivor were said to a private facility in Ile Ife, though one of the victims was reported to have died on arrival.
Usman Drisu, FRSC Sector Head of Operations, Ile Ife who visited the scene confirmed the incident while he sympathized with the families of the victims.
Usman however urged drivers and other road users to be patience and on the highways.

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