LAGBUS Burst into flames at terminal

Commuters at the Ojodu/Berger terminal of LAGBUS on Friday fled in different directions after a bus, which had just driven into the station, suddenly burst into flames.

A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos reports that the panic-gripped commuters fled when flames erupted under the front wheels of the bus marked XP 962 AKD.

The driver, simply identified as Amuda, and other officials of the LAGBUS Asset Management Company, operators of the Buses, however, were able to promptly bring the fire under control.

A commuter, Mr. Oyewole Kayode, told NAN that some friction on the brake linings, might have caused the fire.

Kayode, who claimed to be a technician, lauded the officials for being able to put out the fire, without any causality.

He described the situation as unfortunate but added that it could have happened to anyone.

Some other commuters, however, urged the company to increase the number of buses on its fleet, to avoid long waiting by passengers at the Berger – CMS/Lagos route.

A senior official of LAGBUS, who refused to identify himself, however, declined to comment on the issue.

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