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20 Reportedly Burnt To Death In Maya/Lanlate Junction, Ibarapa


No fewer than 20 passengers were reportedly burnt to death when a commercial bus collided with a Sienna bus along Maya/Lanlate junction in Ibarapa East Local Government area of Oyo state.

The two vehicles, which were said to be traveling in different directions, collided and caught fire immediately.

Source said only two passengers survived the accident while others and the vehicles were razed beyond recognition.

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The Chairman, Ibarapa East Local Government, Hon Gbenga Obalowo, who led a rescue team to the scene described the accident as pathetic and unfortunate.

He sympathised with the families of those who died in the incident.

The Chairman said the two survivors are receiving medical attention at Awojobi Hospital in Eruwa while the corpses of those burnt have been deposited at a morgue.

” It was a fatal accident hence it was a gory sight. We counted over twenty human bodies burnt completely. I learnt they had a head on collision and the two vehicles, a commercial bus and a Sienna which were both conveying passengers caught fire and got burnt beyond repair.

“Families whose loved ones usually ply this road and are yet to be reached should please contact parks in and around the town to confirm the identities of the victims in their manifests.

” I pray to the Lord to continue to guide and protect us wherever we may be,” Obalowo said.

Obalowo appealed to motorists particularly commercial drivers to be more careful.

When contacted, the Deputy Route Commander, Sector Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), RS11.3 Oyo, Paul Okoduwa confirmed the incident, saying that more details would be provided soon.

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