An accident that occured at Ijoko-Ota on Lagos-Abeokuta road yesterday, as a result of break failure has led to the death of three persons who were burnt to death.
Confirming the accident, the FRSC Unit Commander, Ota, Richard Olutiroko said the accident occurred when a VolksWagen bus, with registration number LAGOS XM 587 EKY, heading towards Abeokuta from Lagos, lost control due to over speeding, adding that three of the six passengers got burnt beyond recognition during the incident.
According to Olutiroko, the bus rammed into the median on the road and somersaulted several times before it caught fire.
“Three of the six persons in the vehicle were burnt beyond recognition and their remains had been deposited at the Ota General hospital where the three injured are also receiving treatment.
“We want to warn motorists against speed violation and disobedience of other road traffic rules. Those laws were made for our purpose and they must be obeyed.
“‘Most of the deaths we record are totally avoidable if the road users can only keep to the rules and regulations governing proper road procedure,” he said.