Seven persons (four female, two male adults and one male child) were burnt to death when the vehicle they were being conveyed caught fire.
It was learnt that the incident involved a commercial bus of 14 passengers (Mazda) with number plate KJA 699 GY.
Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, said further investigation gathered at the scene revealed that the incident happened owing to recklessness and overspeeding by the driver which resulted in the fire with 12 passengers trapped.
He said: “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, seven victims were burnt to death (4 female, 2 male adults and 1 male child) in the bus.
“All the remains have been bagged by the Agency’s LRT Paramedics, LASAMBUS official and handed over to SEHMU.
“Arrangements have been made by LASTMA official at the scene for removal of the burnt vehicle from the road.
“LRT alongside LRU Paramedics LASTMA, LASAMBUS, SHEMU and NPF are responders at the scene.”
He added that the road has been partially open for vehicular activities.