At least 11 persons were burnt beyond recognition in a fatal accident that occured at Ogere, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State.
This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun State Sector Command, Florence Okpe, on Sunday.
According to Okpe, the multiple crash occurred late Saturday night.
Okpe, who disclosed that three vehicles were involved in the accident, said that two Mazda buses and one unknown vehicle collided and caught fire near the Isara bridge, Ogere Area of Ogun State.
“A total of 18 persons were involved but only seven were rescued while 11 unidentified people were burnt beyond recognition.
“A total of seven persons were rescued with injuries, comprising five male adults, one female adult and one male child.
“The injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere for medical attention. One of the victims was rejected, but finally taken to Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ilisan.
“The fire service in Sagamu was contacted and the impact of the crash is obstructing the Ibadan-Lagos bound of the expressway.
“Traffic has been diverted to the Lagos-Ibadan route and the crashed vehicles are still burning.
“Motorists are advised to drive cautiously, obey traffic rules and regulations and also cooperate with traffic managers managing the situation,” she added.