- The commercial bus, which reportedly was on high speed, wanted to overtake a speeding SUV when the incident happened
- Rescue efforts were carried out by officials of the state Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and the RSS
A pregnant woman and one other passenger have died following an accident involving a commercial vehicle, popularly called danfo in Lagos state, with the registration number, KTW 479 XQ.
NAIJ.com learnt that the bus was descending a slope in the Maryland bridge in the afternoon of Saturday, April 8 when it suddenly somersaulted leaving the two women completely burnt while four other occupants of the bus sustained injuries.
The two most affected women are believed to be fish sellers coming from Oyingbo where they had gone to buy fish. The danfo was heading towards Ikeja when the incident happened.
A witness explained that the danfo was trying to overtake a Toyota Highlander, which was equally speedily descending the bridge when it somersaulted and caught fire instantly.
The driver, conductor and four other occupants of the bus were reported to have escaped with injuries while the ladies who were trapped in the fire completely got burnt.
Officials of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) and the state Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) assisted in the rescue of the victims while the remains of the two women have been taken to Ikeja General Hospital.
Those with injuries have equally being given first aid treatment while those with serious wounds have been transferred to the hospital by the state Ambulance Emergency Services (LASEMBUS).
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