Nineteen people were killed in an accident in the Gwagwalada-Lokoja road area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Sunday.
Federal Road Safety Corps spokesman Bisi Kazeem said in a statement that Acting Corps Marshal FRSC Dauda Biu confirmed that 19 victims had been burned to death, adding that eight others, who had been injured in the accident, had been rushed. the hospital for treatment.
He said the crash involved three vehicles, including two Toyota Hiace buses with MUB-30 LG and DWR-985 XJ license plates and an articulated vehicle.
The statement read: “The Toyota Hiace bus with license plate, MUB-30 LG, which was traveling at high speed, crashed into a moving Citroën trailer and immediately burst into flames, burning all occupants of the vehicle to death.
“In the same vein, the second bus also rammed the crashed bus from behind and also burst into flames. One of the buses is believed to have transited from Takai in Kano state to Benin in Edo state.
“As the Citroën trailer loaded with chicken feed from Zaria, Kaduna State was on its way to deliver the goods to Akwa Ibom State.
“The rescue operations were carried out jointly by the combined teams of Zebra 6 Yangoji and the Nigeria Police Patrol Teams. The injured victims were rescued and taken to Rhema Hospital in Kwali, while one of the male corpses was deposited in the morgue of Kwali General Hospital.
“However, the 19 corpses burned beyond recognition that were trapped in the vehicle were extracted by rescuers from the Zebra 6 Yangoji.”
Biu advised commuters to always avoid excessive speeds and ensure their journey falls during the day to minimize the number of casualties recorded from nighttime journeys.
In another development, two motorcyclists and a passenger on Sunday lost their lives in an accident involving two motorcyclists along the Warewa end of the Lagos-Ibadan highway.
PUNCH Metro noticed that commercial motorcyclists were riding against traffic towards Ogun when the accident happened.
Confirming the crash, state police public relations officer Abímbola Oyeyemi said both motorcyclists died instantly while the passenger died while being treated in hospital.
“A motorcyclist was traveling one way and collided with another motorcycle traveling the right way. The two motorcyclists died instantly, but a passenger who was among them died in hospital.
In another development in Lagos State, as many as five people narrowly escaped death in an accident at Dolphin Estate in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro found that the crash on Sunday afternoon involved two black Toyota Camry cars bearing license plates KJA-862GW and LND-765HB.
Lagos State Traffic Management Authority spokesman Taofik Adebayo confirmed the incident to our correspondent.
He said: “The accident happened in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State. It involved two vehicles, and five seriously injured people were taken to hospital for intensive care.
“Our men have been deployed to manage the traffic there. We implore motorists coming from this axis to be patient while our men manage the situation.
State Police Public Relations Officer SP Benjamin Hundeyin also confirmed the incident, saying no fatalities were recorded in the crash.
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