Two nurses were confirmed dead on Sunday while 10 others who were also nurses sustained injuries in a lone accident involving a Toyota Hiace bus around Akinale village on the Lagos -Abeokuta expressway.
Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta.
Akinbiyi explained that the accident which occurred at 9:20am was caused by excessive speed , use of handset on the wheel which resulted into loss of control.
He noted that 18 people were involved in the accident which comprised of one male and 17 female nurses , saying that two nurses died while 10 others sustained injuries.
” According to one of the survival, the driver of the Toyota Hiace white colour bus marked OG 49A 07 , was speeding and as well using his cellphone while driving at a bend, lost control and summersaulted several time.
“The occupants in the bus were nurses who were all heading to a party to honour the matron in one of the hospitals in Abeokuta,” he said .
Akinbiyi explained that the injured were rescued to Hope hospital, Adigbe, Abeokuta while the corpses of the deceased were deposited at the morgue of General hospital, Ijaye in Abeokuta.
He commiserated with the family of the victims.
The TRACE spokesman enjoined motorists to avoid excessive speeding, especially during the rain, as well as the use of mobile phone, saying most accidents were avoidable if rules and regulations were followed.