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Three persons have reportedly dead while eight others sustained various degrees of injury in two accidents which include a Toyota haice bus that plunged into Ososa River.
It was gathered that there were two separate accidents on the Sagamu-Benin-Ore Expressway in Ogun state.
The Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps , Ogun Sector Command, Florence Okpe disclosed this in statement on Monday .
Okpe said the first accident occured occured on Sunday night, around 9:30pm aftet J4 Ogbere on the Benin – Ore Expressway in the Odogbolu local government area of Ogun state .
Okpe added that the accident occured following a break failure which led to loss of control of the vehicle before it plunged into the River .
She explained that the fatal crash involved two vehicles with registration number APP86 7XZ a Toyota haice bus and a truck with registration number , KJA376 XN .
According to Okpe a total number of 10 persons were involved comprised five Male adults and female adults .
She said “eight injured who comprised three male adults and five female Adults .Unfortunately two deaths were recorded from the crash who are male adults .
“The suspected cause was speed which led to loss of control
“The Injured victims were taken to State General Hospital Ijebu-Ode while the dead were deposited at the morgue.
” The Sector Commander FRSC Ogun Sector Command caution motorists on excessive speed especially at night when visibility is poor.
“He also commiserated with the family and ask them to contact FRSC Ogbere Outpost for more information.”
On the second accident which involves a truck that plunged into the Ososa River ,only one person has been confirmed dead .
Okpe said the number of the victims could not be ascertained as of the time of filing the report .
She said the incident occured 7:am on Monday on the Ososa bridge
According to her, the accident involved a trailer loaded with cement when the accident happened .
She said “suspected cause of the lone crash was speed that led to loss of control
“According to the representative of Dangote Cement, although the vehicle was laden with Dangote Cement, there is need to recover the submerged vehicle in the first place to determine if it actually belongs to Dangote Group or not.
“A crane has been contacted by the Dangote Cement representative to ensure timely recovery of the crashed vehicle.”