15th February, 2021
Passengers scampered for safety as a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) bus conveying 45 persons suddenly caught fire on Monday close to Anthony Bus Stop, Ikorodu Road, Lagos, causing panic among road users.
Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Acting Zonal Coordinator, southwest Zonal Office, NEMA, confirmed the development in a statement issued in Lagos.
Farinloye said the bus was en route to TBS Terminal, Lagos Island, when the incident occurred about 11 a.m.
According to him, the bus involved in the incident was drafted to assist in conveying the passengers after the one which took off from the Ikorodu terminal broke down.
He said all the passengers were rescued unhurt by officials of the emergency response agencies.
Farinloye said the agencies included NEMA, Police Disaster Management Unit as well as the Fire Service.