Two persons lost their lives while Fourteen passengers cheated death by whisker, as a 16 seater bus they were traveling in caught fire while on motion at the Nataco section of Lokoja Abuja expressway.
The accident occured around 5pm on Thursday, when the bus which took off from lokoja metropolis, was heading to the Northern part of the country, when it suddenly burst into flames.
According to eye witness account, the two who lost their lives were said to have been trapped, while those who narrowly escaped sustained various degrees of burns and have been rushed to the Federal Medical Centre Lokoja.
The cause of the fire could have been as result of sudden explosion
However , men of the Roads safety corps, Nigeria Police and volunteers were seen working hard to save the lives of those trapped in the inferno.
When contacted, the police Public Relations officer Sup. William Aya, promise to contact the officer in charge of the jurisdiction who later confirmed it.