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Tragedy! 16 Die As Commercial Bus Plunges Into River In Ogun On Independence Day (Photo)

Yesterday, a fully loaded commercial bus plunged into Iju River along Owode-Idiroko Road in Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State yesterday.

The accident, which involved a white 18-seater passenger bus with registration number Epe 197 XG was said to have taken off from Sango and was heading towards Atan-Idiroko when the driver lost control and the bus plunged into the river about 10.45 am, the Sun reports.

Sixteen of the occupants of the bus died while four others suffered injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital.

Local divers helped to coordinate early rescue operations before the arrival of rescue agencies including the police and officials of Federal Road Safety Corps.

An eyewitness told Sunday Sun that the local divers helped to recover bodies of five victims, while a woman and her daughter were rescued.

Another victim who simply identified himself as Taofeek was also seen at the scene with bruises on his face.

Confirming the crash to Sunday Sun in a telephone interview, the Head of Operations, Ota Unit of FRSC, Mr. Tunde Odunmbaku blamed the accident on excessive speeding.

According to him, “There were 20 passengers onboard. Eight of them were male while the remaining 12 were female. The accident happened about 10.45 am due to excessive speeding on the part of the driver.”

Bodies of the deceased have been deposited in the morgue.car444

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  • Mezzy Gilbert

    But some drivers sef

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Rip to d dead

  • chika bibian

    So sad. May their souls RIP

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Terrible indeed…
    Rest in peace to them.
    May God grant their families the heart to bear such loss. Amen

  • vivian Ify

    Really sad way to die…RIP to them

  • emekachilaka

    nawa this too much RLP to them

  • Speed kills ..smh RIP

  • kayode akinsanya

    That’s terrible, so sad may their soul rest in peace

  • Olovo Obinna

    What a painful incident….human lives gone just like that due to carelessness n government negligence……that road is in terrible state…

  • WillieBravo

    Smh.what a dark independence it was for the families of the deceased. May their souls rest in peace.