By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Members of Federal Road Safety Corps Ogun State Command has confirmed that five passsengers died Saturday morning along Lagos/Ibadan expressway around Oni-Gari, the border town between Ogun and Oyo States.
The crash involved a commercial bus that travelled all the way from Sokoto State but stopped briefly in Ibadan to pick other passengers.
The bus was heading towards Lagos State before it lost control at Oni-Gari due to excessive speed and collided with the road median with the bus being upturned, bursting into flames.
The crash involved 18 passengers comprising 17 male adults and one female adult.
Five of the passengers-4 male, 1 female- died while a total of 10 male adults sustained injuries from the crash.
The commuter bus is a white-coloured Mazda bus with registration number WWD 302CB
The FRSC Ogun State Sector Commander, Clement Oladele, has commiserated with the families of the crash victims.
He advised members of the public whose relatives travelled, requiring more information about the crash, should contact the FRSC Command at KM 27 Ibadan- Lagos Expressway at Ogunmakin or the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, where the injured victims were rescued to.
The corpses of those killed in the crash have been deposited at the Mortuary of the same hospital.
The Sector Commander is also using this medium to remind the motoring public of the need to drive cautiously on the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway as the expressway is still undergoing rehabilitation. The recommended speed at construction area is 50 kilometers per hour.