Monday, April 17, 2017
LAGBUS Carrying Over 100 Deeper Life Members From Easter Retreat Catches Fire (Pics)
It was gathered that the incident happened on Sunday, on Otedola Bridge, Berger area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, after the bus took off from the Deeper Life Conference Centre, DLCC, Km 42, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway after the end of the four-day retreat.
The Officials of the Lagos State Fire Services and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, arrived the scene on time to rescue members, before the LAGBUS was burnt in the inferno.
According to him, several members abandoned their luggage so as to escape, to
avoid being burnt in the inferno, saying that there was frantic scampering for safety by the passengers.
He said when church's members suspected that a fire was about to be ignited, they asked the driver to stop and that when he did, they found every available means of escape before the fire fully engulfed the bus.
Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Rasak Fadipe, said his men arrived the scene on time and were able to rescue members and confirmed that life was lost.
A LASEMA official who craved anonymity also confirmed that no life was lost but that the bus burnt completely.