Eight persons, five males and three females, have lost their lives in an accident on Tuesday morning when a Hummer bus conveying them rammed into a Mack truck.
The Public Relations Officer of Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to NAN in Abeokuta.
Akinbiyi stated that the accident was caused by speeding and wrongful overtaking on the part of the bus.
He said that seven of the passengers in the bus with registration number BEN-313 YX died on the spot while the eighth person died at the hospital.
“10 persons were involved in the accident – five male and five female. Five male and two female died on the spot while one female died at the hospital.
“The suspected cause of the crash was a speeding commercial bus from Lagos to Benin which lost control and rammed into the truck with registration number MUS-730 XN traveling ahead.
“We also learnt that the passengers in the bus just came in from Spain and had chattered the bus to take them to Benin City.”
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