Five people were reported dead with 14 injured in an accident involving two vehicles at Odeda town, along Abeokuta-Ibadan Expressway.
The Ogun State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) states this on Saturday while confirming the incident.
Mr Clement Oladele, the Ogun Sector Commandant of FRSC, told newsmen in Ota, Ogun State, that the accident happened at about 9.20p.m on Friday.
According to him, a Mazda bus with registration number MUS 367 XU conveying passengers from Ibadan to Abeokuta lost control due to dangerous driving and had a collision with a truck.
He added that the truck with no registration number crushed the passengers inside the commuter bus and trapped them inside the bus.
The sector commandant said that 19 persons were involved in the accident that resulted in the death of five persons, while 14 others sustained various degrees of injuries.
“The corpses of the victims had been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital, Ijaye, Ogun, while the survivors were also receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun.” he said.
Oladele however, added that the obstruction had been cleared off the expressway to prevent further disaster.
He also implored passengers and the general public that noticed vehicles driving recklessly to contact the Corps through the FRSC toll free number 122.
Join the conversation
INVESTIGATION… Ten years after, communities count losses as AfDB, Cross River govt abandon road project
Ten years after the Cross River State government and African Development Bank (AFDB) jointly awarded the Yahe-Wanokom-Wanikade-Benue border road for...
INVESTIGATION….N.3bn down the drain: Why water projects for Enugu communities don’t work
In this concluding part, ARINZE CHIJIOKE talks about some of the projects that are serving the people and how various WASH programmes have failed to tackle...
INVESTIGATION…PARKVIEW ESTATE: Exclusive images of how billionaire property developer incurred Lagos govt‘s anger
Many have seen the demolished building, but not many know the circumstances that led to the teardown of the about...
INVESTIGATION… N.3bn down the drain, as Enugu communities suffer from dry taps
In November 2020, three organizations and the Enugu State government celebrated the completion of N300 million worth of projects that were expected...
INVESTIGATION… How herdsmen crisis compounds woes of already deprived Ogun communities
Earlier in January, the Nigerian media space was awash with reports of violence between herders and farmers across the country....