Eight persons died on Tuesday in an accident involving a white Toyota Hiace bus and a blue Mack truck opposite Wichtech Roofing and Pipes on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The Public Relations Officer of Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Mr. Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident in Abeokuta.
Akinbiyi said that the accident was caused by over-speeding and wrongful overtaking on the part of the bus.
He said that seven of the passengers in the bus with registration number BEN-313 YX died on the spot while the eighth person died at the hospital.
“10 persons were involved in the accident – five males and five females. Five males and two females died on the spot while one female died at the hospital.
“The suspected cause of the crash was a speeding commercial bus from Lagos to Benin which lost control and rammed into the truck with registration number MUS-730 XN travelling ahead.
“We also learnt that the passengers in the bus just came in from Spain and had chattered the bus to take them to Benin City,” he said.
The TRACE spokesperson said that the dead had been deposited at the mortuary of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, while the injured were also in the same hospital.
The Ogun Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Clement Oladele, also confirmed the incident. (NAN)