Basirat Adebanjo, a 38-year-old nursing mother, and her 2-year-old daughter Abidat are among others who have the illnesses, along with Kafilah Akindele, Azeezah AbdulMajeed, Halimah Lawal, Shakirah Zakariyya, and one Iya Al-Ameen.
They were transported to Dawah Center in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, along with five other bodies.
Seven additional patients with severe burns are being treated in Lagos State at the Federal Medical Center in Ebute Meta, the National Orthopaedic Hospital in Igbobi, and the Gbagada General Hospital.
A little distance from the Odogbolu junction on the Sagamu-Benin expressway, there was only one accident.
They were travelling to Vanguard Academy in Odosengolu, close to Ijebu-ode, Ogun State, for a four-day training course called Al-Mu’minaat Training Forum (ATF).
The national organization Al-Mu’minaat (The Believing Women) Organization organized the annual training session.
The AGL 886 YD bus immediately burst into flames from the engine side.
Babatunde Akinbiyi, the spokesman for the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), verified the incident.
According to Akinbiyi, seven of the females had burns, while another seven were completely burned.
“The lone fatal crash was coming from Kosofe area of Lagos, when its engine suddenly caught fire due to engine overflow (overfloat).
“The number of passengers in the commercial bus was 15, out of which seven females were burnt to death, while the remaining seven were seriously burnt and taken to hospital for treatment. However, the driver of the bus escaped.
“The Mazda bus had been taken to Odogbolu Motor Traffic Division of the Nigeria Police,” Akinbiyi said.
He expressed sympathy to the bereaved families, wished those hurt a swift recovery, and urged drivers to consistently maintain their vehicles and do daily routine inspections prior to travel.
Alhaja Nimatallah AbdulQadri, the National Amirah (President) of Al-Mu’minaat, referred to the occurrence as startling and upsetting.
She claimed that while some patients with fractures were being treated at the Federal Medical Center in Ebute Meta in Lagos and Gbagada General Hospital in Gbagada, others were being treated at the National Orthopaedic Hospital in Igbobi.
Alhaja AbdulQadri prayed to Allah for him to give the dead the blessing of Al-Jannah firdaus (Paradise).
She expressed sympathy to the families of the deceased and the victims, saying that the entire organization was there for them at this difficult time.
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