Two dead, six injured as bus somersaults in Ewekoro on Independence Day
A lone accident involving an eight-seater yellow passenger bus with registration number, FKJ 97 XY has claimed the lives of two persons, while six other passengers sustained various degree of injuries.
According to Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) Corps, the yellow mini bus somersaulted at Awowo Village, along Abeokuta-Sango highway, Ogun State.
The TRACE Spokesperson, Babatunde Akinbiyi, disclosed that the commercial bus was inbound from Abeokuta when the unfortunate accident that led to the death of a man and woman happened.
“According to an eyewitness, the crash was caused by ‘over-speeding’ and loss of control at a bend, before the bus eventually somersaulted,” Akinbiyi said according to Daily Post.
“The dead victims were taken to Ifo General Hospital Morgue while the injured were taken to Ijaiye General Hospital and the vehicle, towed to the Itori Divisional Police Station.
“The two dead victims were deposited at the morgue of Ifo General Hospital, while the injured were taken to Ijaiye General Hospital, Abeokuta.
“The yellow mini-bus was taken to Itori Divisional Police Station.”