3 die,  11 injured as vehicle plunge into river in Ogun 

One of the vehicle involved in the accident


Three persons were confirmed dead on Thursday   while 11 others sustained various degrees of injuries as a commercial vehicle plunged into Ososa river on the Ijebu Ode – Sagamu expressway. 

Mr Clement Oladele,  the Sector Commander,  Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC),  confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta. 

Oladele noted that the accident  occurred around 10:32am , saying that the suspected 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  commisorated 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 .

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