No fewer than four people have been confirmed dead and 11 others were severely injured as a bus somersaulted along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The accident was said to have occurred around 10 am today, Sunday, July 16, 2023, at the Ayetoro portion of the expressway, inbound Lagos.
The Public Relations Officer for Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Sunday.
He said the accident involved 15 people that comprised three men and 12 women.
Akinbiyi said 11 women were injured while three men and one woman died in the accident.
Akinbiyi said the ill-fated commercial bus somersaulted into a ditch after its tyre burst while in motion.
He said, “According to an eyewitness account, the bus marked AGL 989 YA was coming from Ibadan inbound Lagos when it had a tyre burst on the driver’s side at Ayetoro axis on the expressway which led the bus to somersault into a ditch.”
Akinbiyi noted that the deceased were deposited at the Idera morgue, Sagamu while the injured victims were taken to Famobis Hospital, Mowe.
He, however, called on drivers to avoid excessive speed, tokunbo tyres and uphold simple traffic rules and regulations.