A fatal accident on Lagos’ Third Mainland Bridge has claimed the lives of four passengers aboard a commercial bus.


Other occupants in the vehicle sustained varying degrees of injuries in the crash, which occurred in the early hours of Sunday, May 1.


The Federal Road Safety Corps’ Lagos State Sector confirmed the incident in a statement signed by the Route Commander, Olabisi Shonusi.


The statement reads:” The crash occurred on Sunday 1st May 2022 at about 0550hrs when a Toyota Hiace with registration number FST 241 YC grey coming from Adekunle inter-change inward Iyana-oworo had a tyre burst on top speed and capsized with 20 occupants (9 Male, 11 female).


“5 of the occupants sustained injuries, while 3 female adults were confirmed dead at the spot. The additional female died at the Hospital when the FRSC team went for follow-up at General Hospital, Marina.”


“All first responders at the scene comprising FRSC, the Nigeria Police, LASTMA, and LASEMA Rescue Unit rescued the injured victims, and the corpses were taken to General Hospital.