Commercial bus catches fire, kills five people

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[Lagos]–A commercial Volkswagen bus (danfo) with registration number AND 996 XC caught fire as it descended the stadium bridge, around Barracks area of the state, killing at least five people.

The incident was reported to have occurred at about 6.44 p.m, on Monday.

The Lagos emergency agency claimed that five persons, including a child, three women and a man, were burnt beyond recognition and were recovered from the bus.

LASEMA, however, said five other people were also rescued and rushed to the hospital with severe burns.

THE PAGE had earlier reported that a fire outbreak was averted on third mainland bridge after fire broke from the cables on the bridge, on Monday.




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