At least six people were reportedly burnt to death on Wednesday at a multiple accident between a container laden truck and two commercial buses at J4, Ogbere place on the Sagamu-Benin Expressway, according to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

The Sagamu/Benin accident was said to have occurred at around 2:15 p.m. in a section of the street where there was a diversion of traffic to a single lane.

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the spokesperson of the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), who affirmed the accident, said 10 others men suffered varying degrees of harm.

Akinbiyi added that the operatives of the state road safety agency in the scene, said the driver of the truck, travelling toward Benin, overtook another vehicle wrongly and rammed into one of the buses coming in the opposite direction.

He said the second bus travelling in the opposite direction, evenly rammed into both vehicles, almost instantly.

Akinbiyi clarified that fire broke out from the trunk of the truck, because of the impact of the accident.

“16 individuals were involved in the accident; six were burnt beyond recognition while 10 others escaped with varying levels of harm.

“Out of those three vehicles involved in the accident, our operatives could only get the number plate of one of the commercial buses as BDG 06 XP,” he said.

The injured are receiving treatment in the Ijebu Ode General Hospital while the corpses had been deposited in the mortuary. The accident occurred less than 24 hours after nine men lost their lives when a luxury bus rammed into a stationary truck at Aseese end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

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