• 13 others injured
Five persons, including a baby, have died in a road crash at the Ogere (Ogun State) stretch of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Thirteen others were injured.
The accident, which occurred early yesterday, involved a Mazda bus, registered as DDA 121 XA and a truck, marked: MGD 129 ZF.
It was learnt that the driver of the bus lost control, veered off his lane and crashed into a packed trailer by the roadside.
Five of the passengers were said to have died on the scene.
The Sector Commander of Ogun State Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Clement Oladele said the bus carried 18 passengers and was travelling from Ibadan to Lagos.
Oladele said three men, one woman and a male child died in the accident while six men , two women and five male children were injured.
The FRSC chief blamed the accident on dangerous driving and failure to follow road safety rules by the bus driver.
He said: “Failure to follow road safety rules caused the accident. Immediately the incident happened, the driver of the commercial bus ran away.
“A man-hunt has been launched to arrest the driver and charge him for dangerous driving leading to the death of some of his passengers.
“The injured have been taken to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) at Sagamu and Vitory Hospital at Ogere for treatment. The remains of the dead passengers have been deposited at a morgue at Ipara in Ogun State.”
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