The Ogun command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said two children and an adult were burnt beyond recognition in an accident involving a petrol tanker around Idi Iroko area of the state on Thursday.
The Idi Iroko unit commander of the FRSC, Irunoje David, said in Abeokuta that the accident involving 18 people occurred at about 1a.m at Aseko Agosasa road in Idi Iroko.
He said a fuel-laden articulated vehicle marked LAGOS AAA 36 XA lost control and rammed into two other tankers before it caught fire.
“I think there was a spark from the tanker and then it caught fire; the two children and another person were burnt beyond recognition.
“Their bodies had been deposited at the General Hospital, Ipokia, while others in critical conditions are still receiving treatment”, he said.
The unit commander urged drivers to observe the rules and regulations on safe driving.
In a related development, an accident, which occurred in the early hours of Thursday on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, has claimed three people and injured 12 others.
The Lagos-bound Hiace bus, which was coming from Osogbo, lost control after a burst tyre in front of Guru Maharaji village close to Ibadan.
The Oyo State FRSC sector commander, Godwin Ogagaoghene, who confirmed the incident, said the vehicle with Lagos registration number YB 65 MUS was conveying 15 passengers.
Ogagaoghene said that two male passengers and the driver died on the spot while two females and 10 males sustained injuries.
He attributed the cause of the accident to over speeding.
“Action has been taken as those injured were immediately rushed to the State Hospital, Adeoyo, by our rescue team where they are receiving treatment.
“The corpses of those who died have been deposited at the University College Hospital (UCH) morgue and relatives of the victims have been advised to go there to identify their folks”, he said.
He said a total sum of N360, 275 belonging to the victims was recovered from the crash scene.