Passengers Escape Unhurt As Bus Catches Fire On Oshodi-Apapa Expressway

Passengers Escape Unhurt As Bus Catches Fire On Oshodi-Apapa Expressway

An 18-seater commercial bus burst into flames yesterday evening between Toyota and Five Star bus stop on Oshodi-Apapa expressway.

Though no life was loss, the incident compounded the traffic gridlock along the route.

An eyewitness told stated that the bus was carrying some passengers and generating sets when the engine caught fire.

It was later reported that the driver and passengers alighted from the bus and ran for their dear lives.

One of the eyewitness also stated that that the bus has been burning for more than 50 minutes, while a fire service station, few meters away from the scene could not respond to stop the fire from igniting other vehicles.

Many road users wondered why the fire fighters did not respond on time.

Policemen were however, seen at the scene, trying to control the gridlock and forestall secondary incident that may occur.

The development led to serious traffic as road users were stuck in the traffic and were afraid to pass by the burning bus.

Another eyewitness blamed the driver for not having a fire extinguisher in the bus.

According to her, if the driver had fire extinguisher, it would have prevented the bus from burning.

Source: The Guardian

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