Scores of members of the Deeper Life Bible Church escaped being burnt to death Sunday as a rented LAGBUS conveying them from the Deeper Life camp to Lagos burst into flames. The church members were returning from the National Deeper Life Retreat, a four-day retreat which held at the Church’s Conference Centre, at Km 42, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Worshipers were said to have gathered at one side of the road singing praises to God for saving them from being burnt to death after they just left an inspiring retreat where Pastor Williams Kumuyi of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry prayed for the for God’s blessings and that they would not die untimely. Although the bus got burnt down completely, no life was lost
A witness who craved anonymity said the bus might have caught fire as a result of overheating as it was filled to capacity when the fire started. The worshipers abandoned their loads, ran for their lives in order not to be burnt with the bus. Officials of the fire servicemen arrived on time to assist in evacuating the passengers from the burning bus.
Officials of the Lagos State Fire Services and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA arrived the scene and restored order while the fire was put under control.