Two dead, six injured in Ogun lone accident

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Two persons died while six others were injured in a lone accident which involved an eight-seater passengers’ bus at Awowo Village along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway on Independence day

The Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps , Babtunde Akinbiyi confirmed the accident in a terse statement. He said the number plate of the vehicle is FKJ 97 XY.

Akinbiyi said the accident occurred at about 11.53am when the driver of the vehicle lost control of it due to speeding.

He disclosed that the eight passengers involved comprised of two males and six females, including the driver.

He said one male and one female passenger died in the accident

His words “According to an eyewitness, the mini bus was inbound Abeokuta with  excessive speed which led to loss of control at a bend before the bus eventually somersaulted.

“The driver was among those injured in the crash.”

Akinbiyi said that the two corpses had been deposited at Ifo General Hospital mortuary, while the injured were taken to Ijaiye General Hospital, Abeokuta for medical attention.

He commiserated with the families of the deceased and warned motorists against speeding while driving, especially during rainy season.

He also advised motorists to be watchful and learn to reduce their speed when approaching either a bend or an intersection.

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