Two automobile accidents resulting in death of several people were recorded on the Lagos/Ibadan expressway, Ibadan on Wednesday.
Few hours after, another accident was recorded with several people injured.
The number of those who lost their lives in the first accident has not been ascertained,but a source close to the scene of the accident said no occupant of the danfo bus survived the ghastly accident when the bus caught fire.
It was estimated that the 15 seater-danfo bus was fully loaded before the road mishap.
The two accidents; one on Tuesday nights claimed several lives, while the one of Wednesday morning recorded no casualty.
It was learnt that the first accident which happened
On Tuesday night around South Energy spot of the expressway involved a Mack trailer and a Lagos colour commercial Danfo bus, with registration number Lagos AGL 866 XA, on its way to Ibadan, while the second one, “a minor” happened early Wednesday morning.
According to the Public Relations Officer, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Oyo state, Tunde Onijala, the Danfo bus had a head-on-collision with the Mack truck, leading to accident with all the passengers in the bus and the vehicles burnt beyond recognition.
He said the carcass of the vehicle and the charred bodies of the victims have been removed from the scene to allow free flow of traffic.
Onijala noted that, all occupants, which numbers had not been confirmed at the time of filing the report were burnt without recognition.
He added that, another accident, on their way to Lagos, which happened very early today (Wednesday) along Guru Maharaji village did not record any casualty.
“The second accident was a minor one, it was not fatal as initially speculated. What actually happened in this case was that the driver was trying to overtake an articulated vehicle, but having taken off, he could not sustained the speed and had the side of the vehicle hit the long vehicle.
Only the driver sustaining minor injury.
The FRSC officer then appealed to road users to drive with caution, especially when on highways. The Nation