Two die as bus somersaults on Lagos-Ibadan expressway
Two persons have lost their loves after a Mazda bus summersaulted around Christopher University on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The Spokesperson, Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta, said 12 others sustained varying degrees of injuries.
According to Akinbiyi, the accident which occurred on Friday at 1:10p.m, was caused by a burst tyre, which led to the driver losing control and the bus with registration number APP 417 XU somersaulting.
He said that 18 persons, 15 male and three female were involved in the accident.
“According to eyewitnesses, the commercial bus was outbound Lagos enroute Ibadan, before it experienced a tyre burst while on motion, lost control and then somersaulted, killing one of the passengers in the process.
“The second person died at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) where he was rescued by Ogun State Ambulance and Emergency Services (OGSAES),” he said.
Akinbiyi said that the victims were taken to OOUTH and Idera Hospital Sagamu by men of the OGSAEC.
He commiserated with the families of the deceased and admonished motorists to make safety their watchword by not exceeding speed limits and avoiding the use of expired tyres.
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