One person was said to have burnt to death while others narrowly escaped death, Wednesday [Feb 24] morning, when an 18 passengers Mazda bus with number plate MUS 781XB fully loaded went up in flames on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.
The incident was said to have occurred at about 7.15am at the UNILAG axis of the bridge when the 18-seater bus was journeying inward the Lagos Island from Ikorodu.
The bus was said to have tumbled twice and eventually went up in flames due to over speeding on the part of the driver. According to Naij.com, the occupants of the bus were trapped but were lucky to have escaped death before the vehicle went up in flames as they were later rescued by sympathisers and law enforcement agents.
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This burning bus turns third mainland bridge into a gridlock. Pls use western avenue @trafficbutter @gidi_traffic pic.twitter.com/OEUTVOqn6U— africanomist (@africainmotion) February 24, 2016