Two Feared Dead As Bus Catches Fire In Lagos

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Two persons on Tuesday lost their lives and two others injured after a commercial bus caught fire at Oke Afa, Isolo in Lagos.

The incident happened after the driver of the 14-seater bus entered a pothole, which contained spilled petrol and sparked.

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A passerby, Olamiju Oretola who witnessed the fire incident told The Nation that:

“Passengers sustained injuries while rushing out of the bus. They have been taken to Isolo General Hospital. While I was on the scene, Fire Service officials were mopping up the remaining fuel.

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“I learnt that there was a spark from probably an exhaust pipe, which caused the fire.”

Confirming the incident, the Fire Service spokesperson Mrs Bola Ajao said they received a distress call about a burning bus at Oke Afa and officials rushed to the scene.


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