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Eleven Ogun Undergraduates, One Other Killed in Ghastly Auto Crash

Eleven Ogun Undergraduates, One Other Killed in Ghastly Auto Crash

By AfricanOutlook Reporter

Eleven undergraduates of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State  including another passenger were killed in auto crash which occurred along Sagamu-Benin Expressway on Friday.

Remnants of the wrecked Mazda mini passenger bus at the scene of the accident in Ilishan

The accident was reported to have occurred at Ilishan area of Remo Local Government of the State, following a head-on-collision involving a truck and a Mazda mini bus conveying the students from Ijebu area to Lagos.

The calamity was said to have been caused by a DAV Truck with Lagos Registration Number, BDG 779 XE, which drove against traffic and faced the oncoming Mazda bus with registration number, XV 311 MUS killing all its occupants.

An officer of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency, TRACE, Tommy Hamzat who claimed to be at the scene of the accident told journalists that the truck driver drove against the traffic and unknowingly for the bus driver collided with the truck and killed all occupants including the bus driver.

He said, "I was coming from Sagamu side and saw the accident, I had to hurriedly park my car, ran there to see if the passengers could be rescued but unfortunately all the occupants were dead including the driver.

"The bus is facing Lagos, though, I don’t know where it was coming from. The container truck with no load in it was coming from Sagamu side but was driving against the traffic and that resulted in the collision which eventually claimed the lives of the innocent people," he explained.

Hamzat, explained further that, a survivor, Akinbode Ibukun who sustained serious injuries was rushed to Idera Private Hospital in Sagamu for medical attention, while sources informed further that, the corpses were taken to a morgue.

As at the time of this report, it was learnt that while the police has recovered the truck for investigation, while the driver of the truck was said to have taken to its heels to avoid being mobbed by angry citizens.

When contacted, the Commander of TRACE in Sagamu, Kehinde Arode and the Ogun State Police Public Relations, Prince Muyiwa Adejobi confirmed the incident, with further affirmation that the police will commence investigation into the matter especially at getting the owner of the truck and subsequent arrest of the fleeing driver.

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