No fewer than 10 people have been burnt to death in a ghastly motor accident that occured in Badagry area of Lagos state.
Our correspondent learnt that the tragic incident took place around 10:30pm on Monday as two vehicles collided, with one of them, a commercial bus bursting into flames and trapping occupants.
Confirming the incident, the director, Lagos State Fire Service Rasak Fadipe, said the ghastly motor accident occured with fatalities recorded.
Rasaq said “A ghastly motor accident resulted into flames in Badagry with fatalities recorded.”
Fadipe said there was a collision between a private vehicle and a commercial bus with passengers, saying that the bus caught fire with people roasted alive in the inferno.
Although he did not disclose the number of people who died, residents of the area said 10 charred bodies were counted on the scene of the accident .
Commenting on the accident, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Lagos State, Dolapo Badmos who confirmed the auto crash said 10 people were burnt to death while seven others suffered serious injuries in the accident.
According to Badmos, the 10 people were burnt beyond recognition while the seven others who suffered serious injuries had been taken to the Badagry General Hospital.