Seven die in Christmas Day accident along Benin-Ore highway

December 25, 2021
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Not less than seven passengers have lost thier lives with several others sustaining varying degrees of injuries in an accident that occurred in the early hours of Saturday along the Sagamu-Benin-Ore Road.

The Christmas Day tragic incident, according to eye witnesses, involved a Mercedes Benz MarcoPolo Luxury Bus travelling to the eastern parts of the country at about 12:30am when the driver lost control and crashed on the Ososa bridge in the Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The vehicle had reportedly taken off the previous night from the popular Ojuelegba motor park in Lagos, and was headed towards the Eastern part of the country before it crashed in the lone accident.

Confirming the incident, the Public Education Officer of the Ogun State Command of the  (FRSC), Florence Okpe, said “63 people, which comprised 40 male adults, 15 female adults, five male children and three female children,” were in the vehicle according to its manifest.

Okpe said seven deaths were recorded while seven others sustained injuries

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