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Five people were burned to death early Friday when the bus in which they were traveling burst into flames in Nigeria’s southwest region, local road safety officials said.

The incident occurred on a 127.6-km-long expressway connecting Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State and Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub.

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Clement Oladele, a sector commander of Nigeria’s Federal Road Safety Corps, told reporters that 10 others were injured following the crash.

The bus driver had lost control at Onigaari, a village along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, due to speeding and collided with the road median, Oladele said.

The bus burst into flames, killing and injuring the passengers, the official said.

Road safety officials had earlier issued warning to road users on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway under construction, saying the recommended speed at construction areas was 50 km per hour.

Deadly road accidents are frequently reported in Nigeria, which are often caused by overloading, bad condition of roads and reckless driving. Enditem

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