15 killed, 38 injured in Ijebu-Ode/Ibadan Highway accident
15 people were feared dead while 38 others sustained varying degrees of injuries in a lone accident involving a Mitsubishi bus around Ijebu-Ode/Ibadan expressway, Oru-Ijebu.
The bus, marked XE-331-MKA, with 65 passengers fell into a ditch on Omen Bridge as a result of over-speeding and recklessness.
The Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the accident on Tuesday and disclosed injured victims were taken to Ijebu-Ode General Hospital for further treatment.
“The dead bodies were recovered from the ditch, where the vehicle crashed and later to Sabo following the request of the Hausa community, while the injured victims have been taken to the General Hospital in Ijebu-Ode,” Akinbiyi said.