Not less than ten people lost their lives yesterday in Odogbolu, Ogun state after a commercial Sienna vehicle thrust quickly into Ososa River.
According to information we gathered as at the time of filing in this report, the commercial sienna bus which was filled with passengers, moved from Sagamu and was heading to Ijebu Ode when the tragic incident happened. The tyre of the vehicle bursted while the driver was on high speed. He lost control and sadly, swung into Osasa river leading to loss of lives.
The Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun State Command, Florence Okpe who confirmed the sad incident, said the driver was to be blamed, stating the driver tried to overtake another road user.
“The crash occurred when the driver of the bus attempted to overtake another vehicle on the bridge and unfortunately lost control suspected to have been caused by tyre burst and the bus thereafter flipped into River Ososa.” Okpe said
This incident comes few days after a staff of Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu Ijebu died when his vehicle plunged into the same river.