Tuesday, December 7

Two dead, eight injured as bus plunges into river

Two persons were confirmed dead on Sunday evening when a Toyota Hiace Bus plunged into the River.

The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that no fewer than eight others sustained varying degrees of injury in the accident that occurred at Ososa River in Ogun State.

It was learnt that the incident occurred after J4 Ogbere on the Benin – Ore Expressway in the Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State.

According to the Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun Sector Command, Florence Okpe who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, the accident occurred at 9.30pm on Sunday following a brake failure which led to loss of control of the vehicle before it plunged into the River.

She said the fatal crash involved two vehicles with registration number  APP86 7XZ a Toyota Haice Bus  and a truck with registration number, KJA376 XN.

Adding that a total number of 10 persons were involved in the accident, comprising five Male adults and five female adults.

She said, “Eight people were injured and this comprised three male adults and five female Adults. Unfortunately, two deaths were recorded from the crash.

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“The suspected cause was speed which led to the loss of control

 “The Injured victims were taken to the state General Hospital Ijebu-Ode while the dead were deposited at the morgue.

“The Sector Commander, FRSC Ogun Sector Command caution motorists on excessive speed especially at night when visibility is poor.

“He also commiserated with the family and ask them to contact FRSC Ogbere Outpost  for more information.”

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