Six Die, 15 Injured In Auto Crash Along Oyo-Ogbomoso Expressway


The Nigerian Tribune reports that an okada rider lost his life in another accident on the same route at the early hours of Monday.


The auto accident involved a 21-seater commercial bus and a Northern states bound articulated vehicle.


Five passengers died on the spot while the remaining one passenger died while receiving medical attention at Bowen University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso.


Their remains, as reliably informed, have been deposited at Ladoke Akintola Teaching Hospital mortuary, Ogbomoso while the injured ones are receiving medical attention at Bowen University Teaching Hospital Ogbomoso.


An eyewitness stated that “The accident occured yesterday (Sunday) in the evening. The driver of the bus was trying to overtake the trailer at that sharp corner and suddenly he lost control and hit the trailer.

“All of a sudden, the bus veered off the road and somersaulted almost five times. Five people died immediately. Others were quickly rushed to the hospital by the road safety officials.”


Confirming the incident, the Ogbomoso Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Isaac Adebayo said, “The incident happened yesterday (Sunday) evening around 17:00 hours. Five died immediately. My people went there this morning.


“I just confirmed from him now that another person died at the hospital, making it six all together.

“Also this morning, my people have to go to another rescue on the Ilorin road. An Okada rider ran into a trailer again at Gbede, very close to Ote. He also died. That’s the information I’ve gotten so far.”


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