Three people have been reported dead, with 11 others injured as the commercial bus conveying them plunged into a river in Ogun named Ososa River, along Ijebu-Ode1Sagamu expressway, Ogun State.
Reports reaching Naijauto says, the lone accident happened on a Thursday morning, around 10:30 am and it involved a yellow Mazda E220 transportation bus which committed a mechanical fault.
The Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC), Ogun State Sector Commander, Clement Oladele, verified the incident in a written statement.
"A total of 14 people comprising five male adults and nine female adults were involved in the fatal crash.
The people injured were 11, comprising five males and six females.
A total of three people died in the crash made up of one male and two females."
Oladele also went further to confirm the accident to be a lone crash.
Ososa River where the Mazda bus plunged into
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He explained that the commercial bus was heading to Lagos after it had taken off from Ijebu-Ode Motor Park and that the driver couldn't control the car due to a mechanical fault which saw the car plunging into the Ososa River in Ijebu-Ode.
"The suspected cause of the crash is mechanical deficiency.
The injured victims were rescued to the General Hospital Ijebu-Ode, while corpses were deposited at the same Ijebu-Ode General Hospital Mortuary."
The FRSC boss said efforts were currently being made to pull the bus out from the river.
He sympathized with the families whose loved ones were among the crash victims and also advised drivers to adhere to proper car maintenance before they leave the park for the road. He also told them to apply caution while driving during the rainy season to prevent road traffic collision.