No fewer than nine persons were feared dead yesterday in an accident involving a Mercedes Benz Marco Polo bus and an Iveco truck in the Aseese area of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Ogun State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Clement Oladele, confirmed the figure in Abeokuta, capital of the state.
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Oladele said that the accident was caused by over-speeding by the driver of the bus, marked SMK 867 XG. He said that the bus lost control and collided with the parked truck at about 5.30 a.m.
“A total of 42 persons were involved in the accident; they comprised 34 males and eight females. Three male and two female adults were injured while seven male and two female adults died,” he said.
The sector commander said that the injured victims were taken to a nearby hospital while the dead were deposited at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital mortuary, Sagamu, Ogun State.