An accident at the Sagamu/Iperu-Remo junction in Ogun State has claimed seven lives and left 17 others critically injured.
The accident, which involved two vehicles, happened along the Lagos/Ore-Benin expressway on Monday.
A Toyota bus with registration number ‘Lagos BDG 789 XJ’ reportedly crashed into another Mazda passenger bus marked ‘ONDO REE 248 XA’ near the Sagamu Police Area Commander’s Office at around 2:50PM.
It was gathered that the passenger-filled Toyota bus was suspected to be conveying passengers, who were returning to Lagos from their holiday in Nigeria’s eastern region.
The driver of the ill-fated bus was said to have lost control of the bus, apparently as a result of over-speeding and veered off its lane and crossed the road divider before crashing into the Mazda bus travelling outside the Sagamu township.
Confirming the incident, the Ogun State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Adegoke Adetunji, said that a total number of 28 persons were involved in the auto crash which claimed the lives of seven persons.
Mr Adetunji disclosed that those that were rescued alive have been taken to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital for medical attention.
He added that the corpses of the deceased have also been deposited at the morgue of the same hospital in Sagamu.