11 burnt to death in Otedola bridge accident

The bus which lost control and caught fire with 11 passengers burnt, at Otedola Bridge, Berger, Lagos on Thursday. Photo: LASEMA

• Isolo General Hospital razed

no fewer than 11 people, three female and eight male have lost their lives after a 14 passenger volkwagon commercial bus lost its brake, summersaulted and caught fire, on Thursday evening.

Three men were however rescued alive and taken to accident and emergency unit at toll gate area of the state

The bus was moving toward Berger by Otedola Bridge, when the incident occurred.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) response team, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Lagos State  Fire Service and the Nigerian Police were involved in the rescue.

Meanwhile, a fire outbreak in Isolo General Hospital, Isolo in the early hours of Thursday has destroyed numerous valuables, properties including wards and offices.

The inferno in which there was no injury or loss of life was said to have been as a result of electrical power surge within the store department.

According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the prompt response of the Lagos Fire Services and other emergency responders assisted to salvage the further spread of the inferno to other adjoining offices, wards and other facilities within the hospital complex.

The agency added that a distress call received via the CRM prompted the agency to activate her Emergency Response Team (ERT) and other stakeholders which include the Lagos State Fire Service and the Nigerian Police Force to the scene.

The General Manager LASEMA, Mr Michael Akindele said proper investigation would be conducted on the matter to prevent future occurrence.