No fewer than 6 people have been confirmed dead with many injured when an 18- passenger white Toyota Hummer bus with registration number JJJ 941 XA (Lagos) somersaulted along Ibadan/Oyo expressway.
The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday, June 17, 2023.
Eyewitness accounts confirmed that the bus was at high speed before it had a deflated tyre and lost control around the famous Akinyele market in Akinyele Local Government, Ibadan.
Confirming the incident, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) unit commander, Bayode Olugbesan, disclosed that four people had died before they arrived at the scene of the accident.
He said the injured passengers were immediately rushed to the state general hospital for medical attention.
The unit commander also attested that the accident had been caused by speeding and overloading, noting that 20 persons were involved in the 18-seater bus accident.
Olugbesan said; “All the victims are male and their destination is North. The cause of the crash was speeding and overloading. The bus was supposed to carry 14 passengers but was loaded with 20 passengers.”
He confirmed that the bodies of the deceased had been moved to the mortuary as he cautioned drivers and commuters to avoid speeding, overloading, and night traveling.
Similarly, the general hospital where the injured passengers were rushed confirmed the demise of two passengers.
The senior medical personnel said: “The road safety officials brought 15 victims (injured ones) to the hospital, but two of them have given up the ghost after we administered first aid on them.”