The 18-seater bus was said to have fallen off a bridge down into Owena River along the highway after the driver lost control of the vehicle due to overspending.
According to reports, the driver of the bus coming from Ondo town axis and heading to Akure, the state capital, lost control as a result of over-speeding and rammed into the bridge barricade and fell into the river.
It was also gathered that five of the passengers including a child have been rescued by motorists and officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
As at the time of filing this report, the number of the casualties was yet-to-be ascertained but some dead passengers were seen inside the river beside the ill-fated bus.
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