36 Feared Dead As Two Buses Collide, Catch Fire On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
More than 36 people were on Saturday feared dead as two passenger buses collided and caught fire at a Quarry site at Km 96 on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
According to an eyewitness, the two 18-seater buses had a head-on collision and the buses caught fire immediately.
A witness said, “All the passengers in the two buses were burnt beyond recognition.
“Only a baby escaped death because the father of the child threw him out through the window of the bus.”
The Oyo State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Yusuf Salami, confirmed the accident on the telephone.
Salami, however, said he had yet to be briefed on the casualty figures, but confirmed that the accident involved two 18-seater buses.