Five persons, including six-month-old baby, burnt to death in Lagos

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Lagos- No fewer than five persons, including a six-month baby boy, were in a incident between and Saturday in Lagos.

The Director, Service, Mr Rasak Fadipe, disclosed this the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Sunday.

He said that four of the were roasted death in an accident that occurred at the Coastain area of the state, involving a commercial bus popularly known as `Danfo’.

According him, the bus was carrying nine when the accident happened.

He said that the bus was coming from Lagos Island at a top speed while descending to Coastain when suddenly the driver lost control and hit the pavement.

Fadipe added that the impact made the bus to summersault severally.

“The bus burst into flames, burning to death four men beyond recognition. Five others that sustained serious burnt were rescued and taken to the General , Marina, by the Lagos Ambulance Services.

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“The police from Iponri Division removed the dead bodies to the same . The incident happened Saturday at about 12.12 p.m.,’’ he said.

The director added that a six-month baby boy was burnt to death at about 9.30 p.m. Saturday at CA Street, House 52, Shagari Estate, Mosan Okunola, Ipaja.

Fadipe said the was caused by a candlestick lit by the mother of the child, who claimed to be taking fresh air outside, when the incident happened.

He, however, advised members of the public against the use of the candle, stressing that many lives have been lost to it use.

Fadipe also called on to always keep an eye on their children while sleeping, advising them against locking up children at and leaving for a far distance. (NAN)