Three Die As Bus Plunges Into River In Ogun


FRSC officials cordon accident scene

Three passengers on Thursday died, when a commercial bus conveying them plunged into Ososa river along Ijebu-Ode-Sagamu expressway.

The spokesperson of Federal Road Safety Commission, Ogun Command, Florence Okpe, confirmed this in a statement, adding that 11 passengers were left injured.

The bus, which took off from Ijebu-Ode motor park with 14 passengers, was heading to Lagos when the unfortunate incident occurred.

The accident was attributed to the loss of control by the driver of the yellow Mazda bus as a result of a ‘mechanical deficiency’.

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“At about 1032HRS on the Ijebu Ode-Sagamu Expressway, a commercial bus plunged into the Ososa River. A total of 14 people, comprising five male and nine female adults. were involved in the fatal crash.”

“The people injured were 11, five males and six females.”

“Three people died in the crash, one male and two females. The lone crash involved a yellow coloured MAZDA E220 commercial bus,” Mrs Okpe added.


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