Seven people have died in a single accident on the Ososa bridge in the Odogboolu Local Government Area of Ogun State, while seven others have been injured to varying degrees.
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A Mercedes Benz MarcoPolo Luxury Bus with no registration number was involved in the crash, which happened around 12:20 a.m. on Christmas Day.
Florence Okpe, the state Sector Command’s Public Education Officer for the Federal Road Safety Corps, confirmed the incident.
Okpe said the bus, which belonged to Onitsha-based Izuchukwu Motors, left Ojuelegba, Lagos, on Saturday night.
“A total of 63 people were involved, consisting of 40 male adults, 15 female adults, five male children, and three female children,” she said.
“Three male adults and four female adults were injured, totaling seven people.” The crash claimed the lives of seven people (three male adults and four female adults).
“A total of 49 people were unharmed (34 male adults, seven female adults, five male children, and three female children),” according to the report.
The cause of the lone accident, according to the FRSC spokesperson, was suspected wrongful overtaking and loss of control.
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She went on to say that the injured victims had been treated and that the bodies of the deceased had been deposited at the State Hospital Mortuary in Ijebu Ode.
“The Nigeria Police Force MTD from Odogbolu was contacted, and the crashed vehicle was handed over to the police, and the obstruction removed from the road,” she said.
“The FRSC Ogun Sector Command Sector Commander warns motorists about dangerous driving, especially during this period of high vehicular traffic and night travel when visibility is poor.”
“He advised drivers to drive defensively, maintain a safe speed, avoid nighttime travel, and follow all traffic laws and regulations,” he said.
“The Sector Commander expressed condolences to the crash victims’ families and advised them to contact the FRSC Ijebu-Ode unit command for further information on the crash.”