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Two dead, eight injured as bus crashes into Ogun river



Two dead, eight injured as bus crashes into Ogun river
FILE: Photo of a car crash into the river

Two persons have died while eight others sustained varying degrees of injury when a Toyota Hiace bus plunged into Ososa River in Ogun State.

The incident occurred after J4 Ogbere on the Benin-Ore Expressway in the Odogbolu Local Government  Area of Ogun State.

The Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun Sector Command, Florence Okpe disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

Okpe said 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 explained that the fatal crash involved two vehicles with registration number  APP86 7XZ a Toyota Haice bus  and a truck with registration number, KJA376 XN .

According to Okpe, a total number of 10 persons were involved in the accident, adding that they comprised 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.

“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 cautioned motorists on excessive speed especially at night when visibility is poor.

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

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