A Nigerian filmmaker, Lucas Oluwole who lost his parents and 2 siblings in an accident 2 years ago, has penned down a tribute to them 2 years after.
Lucas Oluwole who appealed to his fans and followers to join in lighting a candle for his late family members, recounted the accident which occurred at Lagos-Ibadan expressway in 2016, in which no passenger made it out alive.
His tribute reads;
RIP to my family. Lost 4 to this accident 2016. (Mother,FATHER,junior bro and sis). Today Makes it 2 year’s without them. Join me light a candle for them.
The accident which killed the family of the Nigerian filmmaker occurred, after a commercial bus travelling to Lagos from Ibadan collided with a tanker laden with petroleum product on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The accident took place two days after a similar incident occurred at Boluwaji on the same expressway in Ibadan when a Lagos-bound bus somersaulted several times and caught fire. In the first accident on Sunday evening, all the passengers, according to road safety officials, escaped death, while the driver was trapped and burnt beyond recognition.
Daily Sun gathered that in the latest accident, immediately the two vehicles collided, the fuel tanker exploded, making it impossible for any of the passengers to survive.
The road accident was said to have occurred in the vicinity of a gas company, Southern Energy, along the expressway in Ibadan, at 8:12p.m. The incident reportedly led to traffic congestion on the highway. Many commuters going to either Lagos or Ibadan were held up for several hours in the traffic jam.
The combined team of the police, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) diverted the traffic till the wreckage of the accident was cleared off the road yesterday afternoon.
Spokesperson of FRSC, Oyo State command, Mr. Seun Onijala, who confirmed the accident said all the passengers in the bus with registration number LAGOS AGL 866 XA, were burnt beyond recognition.