Two dead, three injured as bus somersaults in Ogun

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Two passengers died on Wednesday when a commercial bus conveying them somersaulted along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Three others were injured in the accident when the driver of the bus lost control of the vehicle due to speeding

The vehicle moving towards Lagos reportedly veered off the road, somersaulted and ended in a ditch.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, disclosed that the accident occurred opposite Conoil filling station, near Sagamu Interchange.

The Mazda bus, marked LGB 739 XA, reportedly had 18 passengers on board, 13 of whom escaped unhurt.

According to Akinbiyi, one male and one female died, while a male and two females were injured in the incident that occurred around 4 pm.

He added that the injured victims were rescued to Idera Hospital, Sagamu, while the dead ones were taken to the morgue of the facility by the Federal Road Safety Corps.

Akinbiyi added that the vehicle had been removed from the ditch and taken to Sagamu Divisional Police Station.

While commiserating with the families of the victims, TRACE warned drivers to avoid speeding and dangerous driving in view of its attendant consequences.

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