6 Die As Speeding Luxury Bus Crashes Into Passenger Buses (Photo)




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As many as six died in an early morning crash Tuesday around Ajede Ogbere between Ijebu Ode and Ore the Sagamu-Benin Expressway, according to The PUNCH.

The Sector , Federal Road Safety Corps in , Mr Ahmed Umar, confirmed the crash, which he said involved three .

The sector said the accident involved a Mazda bus number plate JJJ 862 XV, a Toyota Sienna number plate KRD 306 BJ and a Mercedes Benz luxury bus number plate AGL 05 XZ.

According to Umar, the accident occurred around 12.01am and was caused by wrongful overtaking, excessive speed and loss control the part the driver the luxury bus.

He added that 39 were involved in the accident comprising 25 male adults and 14 female adults, while five men and one woman were recorded as dead.

Umar stated, “The suspected causes the multiple crashes were wrongful overtaking and excessive speed the part the luxury bus driver, which led to loss control.

“The luxury bus hit the incoming Sienna and the Mazda bus.

“Immediately, the bus driver ran away, because all the occupants the Sienna vehicle lost lives, while those in the Mazda bus sustained injuries.”

Umar explained that the corpses of the deceased were deposited in the morgue of the General Hospital, Ijebu Ode.

He added that the four injured were taken to same hospital for medical attention.

The FRSC boss described the crash as avoidable and advised motorists to avoid excessive speed, dangerous driving and also obey traffic rules and regulations.

The sector commiserated the families of the victims and enjoined them to contact the FRSC command in Ogbere for details of the crash and reclaim the personal effects of the victims, which were recovered from the scene of the crash.

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