No fewer than 45 passengers escaped death on Monday morning in Lagos a BRT bus conveying about 45 passengers caught fire near Anthony Bus Stop on Ikorodu Road.
As of the time of this report, it was gathered that no life was lost, but some passengers sustained injuries while trying to escape from the burning bus.
It was learnt that the BRT bus, from Ikorodu Terminal en route the TBS Terminal on Lagos Island, suddenly caught fire at Idiroko Bus Stop near Anthony.
Spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, who confirmed the incident, said that the bus was conveying 45 passengers when the fire incident occurred.
According to him, All passengers were rescued unhurt, adding that the incident occurred at about 11 am.
“NEMA, Police Disaster Management Unit and fire service rescued the passengers unhurt. There was a rescue bus to assist in evacuating stranded passengers from a broken-down bus.
“The initial bus carrying the passengers took off from Ikorodu but broke down at Owode which made the burnt bus to come to the aid of the passengers,” the spokesperson of NEMA said.
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