CITIZENS COMPASS– NO fewer than 16 passengers reportedly lost their lives while five others were injured on Tuesday, when two vehicles burst into flame along Alaro City, Epe area of Lagos State.
A white bus with number plate, KTN 262 YJ and an unidentified articulated truck were said to be involved in the accident which occurred at night.
It was learnt that both vehicles had head-on collision before they burst into flame at about 3am.
The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC,
Lagos Sector Command confirmed the incident.
In her update, the Route Commander Olabisi Sonusi, FRSC Public Education Officer attributed the crash to impaired visibility. She said, “A crash involving two vehicles crashed in the early hour of Tuesday 2nd August, 2022 along Alaro City, Epe.
The crash occured at 0300hrs due to impaired visibility as a result of reckless driving within the construction corridor.
“A total number of male adult were involved in the crash that claimed the life of Sixteen (16 Male Adult), the Five (5) injured were taken to the Hospital by FRSC rescue team.
Two people were rescued without any injuries.
“The vehicles involved in the crash were a white bus with Registration number KTN 262YJ and an Articulated truck (Registration Number unknown).
“FRSC operatives and other emergency management agencies are on ground ensuring prompt recovery and evacuation of all crashed vehicles.
“The Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps Lagos Sector Command Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide therefore advised motorists to always avoid night journey because of impaired visibility at that hour.
He also admonished motoring public to always observe construction signage and speed limits at such zones.
“Ogungbemide is also using this medium to commiserate with the families of the deceased, while wishing the injured quick recovery. ”