OGUN, Nigeria – At least, four persons have been confirmed dead in a fatal motor accident along Lagos-Ibadan expressway in Ogun State.
12 persons were also said to have sustained serious injuries in the road crash that occurred around 2:40pm on Monday.
The Ogun State State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) Corps has confirmed the incident, saying it happened at Isara bridge axis, inbound Ibadan.
Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Spokesman of TRACE, informed that the commercial bus marked, XC 330 WWD, loaded with 16 passengers including the driver, was on transit from Lagos to Ibadan, when the rear tyre had a burst due to over-speeding.
He said, “four passengers died on the spot, comprising a boy of five years old, two male adults and one female adult.”
According to Akinbiyi, the bodies of the deceased victims had been deposited at FOS Mortuary, Ipara-Remo, while those of the injured were deposited at Idera Hospital and Victory Hospital, Ibara Remo.
“While TRACE Corps commiserates with the family of the deceased, motorists are again advised to avoid excessive speed while on transit, especially now that the rains are here,” he said.