Wednesday, March 19, 2014

19 Redeemed Church Members Burnt To Death On Their Way From Prayer Camp

A multiple crash on the Potiskum-Maiduguri highway, involving three vehicles on Monday killed 35 people, including 19 church members on their way back from Lagos where they attended a religious meeting.
"All the 19 members of Redeemed Christian Church of God who were travelling in one bus were burnt beyond recognition as the bus caught fire on collision with the other two vehicles which also burst in flames shortly afterwards". 
Said Yusuf Sani, spokesman of the Federal Road Safety Commission in Yobe State, he added that "The victims in the other two vehicles were returning from a wedding".
The spokesman blamed the collision, which occurred on the highway, on speeding...

Another 10 persons also died in another crash on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. “We recorded 55 deaths in two road crashes on Sunday and Monday due to speeding and reckless overtaking,” said Yusuf Sani.

On the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway crash, the Commander of Olympic Unit of the commission, Tanya Adeoye, who made the confirmation, told newsmen that the dead were burnt beyond recognition.

Adeoye said that four persons survived the crash which involved two trucks and one 18-seater Toyota Hiace commercial bus with registration number BDG 767 XB.

He attributed the accident to speeding and dangerous driving, saying that “the commercial bus immediately went up in flames and the flames later spread to other trucks."

Accidents are frequent on Nigeria’s poorly maintained roads. Please, always be careful on the highways.