Nine persons were feared dead yesterday in an accident involving a Mercedes-Benz Marcopolo bus and an Iveco truck at Aseese area of the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway.
The Ogun State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Clement Oladele, confirmed the figure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta, the state capital.
Oladele said the accident was caused by speeding by the driver of the bus, marked (Lagos) SMK 867 XG.
The sector commander said the bus lost control and collided with the parked truck with registration number (Lagos) AAA XP at 5.30 a.m.
He added: “Forty-two persons were involved in the accident; they comprised 34 males and eight females.
“Three male and two female adults were injured while seven male and two female adults died.” The sector commander told NAN that the injured victims were taken to a nearby hospital while the bodies were deposited at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital mortuary at Sagamu in Ogun State.