Commercial Bus Plunges Into Ogun River, 10 People Feared Dead

At least 10 persons are feared dead after a commercial Sienna vehicle
plunged into Ososa River on the Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode-Benin Expressway in
the Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State yesterday Wednesday
October 2nd.

According to reports, the bus loaded its passengers
from Sagamu and was heading to Ijebu Ode when the tragic incident
occurred. The tyre of the vehicle bursted while the driver was on top
speed. He lost control and sadly, veered into the river.

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Confirming
the incident, the Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps,
Ogun State Command, Florence Okpe, said the unfortunate incident
occured when the driver tried overtaking another road user.

“The
crash occurred when the driver of the bus attempted to overtake
another vehicle on the bridge and unfortunately lost control
suspected to have been caused by tyre burst and the bus thereafter
flipped into River Ososa.” Okpe said

This incident comes few days
after a staff of Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu Ijebu died when
his vehicle plunged into the same river.

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