Jide Osoba, Abeokuta
Three persons were confirmed dead on Monday while 11 others sustained various degrees of injuries as a commercial vehicle plunged into Ososa river on the Ijebu Ode – Sagamu expressway.
It was gathered that the accident occurred around 10:32am this morning in Ijebu, Ogun State.
The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Clement Oladele confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Thursday.
According to him, the cause of the accident was mechanical deficiency which led to the bus losing control and plunged into the river.
“A total of 14 people comprising five male adult and nine female adult were involved in the fatal crash. 11 people were injured while three persons which included one male and two female died in the crash”
“The lone crash involved a yellow coloured MAZDA E220 commercial bus which took off from Ijebu Ode Motor park for Lagos, ” he said.
Oladele explained that the injured victims were taken to the General Hospital , Ijebu Ode while the corpses of the dead were deposited at the same hospital Mortuary.
He added that efforts were currently on going to remove the Mazda bus from the river.
The FRSC boss with the families of the crash victims and advised vehicle operators to put their vehicles in good condition before any trip and be cautious during the rainy season to avoid road traffic crashes.