Seven people were burnt to death on Wednesday when a Mazda bus burst into flames near Odogbolu on the Sagamu-Benin expressway.
Babatunde Akinbiyi, Public Relations Officer of Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) confirmed the incident.
He told reporters in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, that seven others sustained injuries in the accident that occurred at 2.50 p.m.
The spokesperson said the commercial bus, with registration number AGL 886 YD, burst into flames due to an engine overflow.
Akinbiyi confirmed seven females died while seven others sustained injuries in the lone fatal crash.
The vehicle was coming from the Kosofe area of Lagos inbound Epe for a church revival to usher in the new year.
“The number of passengers in the bus was 15; seven females were burnt to death and seven others were burnt. The driver of the bus escaped”, Akinbiyi added.
The TRACE spokesperson said the injured victims were rushed to Ijebu Ode General Hospital for treatment.