No fewer than 19 persons yesterday lost their lives in a fatal accident involving a fuel- laden tanker and 18-seater-passenger bus along Lagos/Ibadan Expressway. 

The tragic incident occurred yesterday afternoon around one o'clock at Fidiwo/Ajebo axis of the Expressway.

The accident threw the road to heavy traffic as vehicles transiting the expressway had to take bush path to get to their various destinations.

For hours, it took men of the Federal Road Safety Corps to evacuate bodies of the casualties out f the bus.