Five persons were feared dead in an accident occurred at the J4 – Ogbere – Ijebu stretch of the Benin – Ore expressway when a 18-seater Toyota bus marked (ONDO) AKR 474 XA plunged into the Omo river there.
The remains of two of the five occupants of the were evacuated as at noon time Thursday when the bus filled with consumable goods, was eventually pulled out of the river.
The Ondo state bound bus had taken off from Idumota in Lagos Island before it fell into the river while operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and that of the National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) spent time before the vehicle could be pulled out from the Omo river.
The Ogun state sector commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Adetunji Adegoke, said the vehicle while travelling on the Sagamu-Benin-Ore Expressway, plunged into Omo River.
According to Adegoke, officials of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) said five passengers were inside the ill-fated bus.
“From information we gathered from the RTEAN officials, the commercial vehicle was travelling from Idumota on Lagos Island to Ondo town when the driver lost control and the vehicle plunged into Omo River along the Sagamu-Benin-Ore Expressway.
“We learnt only five passengers were inside the vehicle. Three males and two females.”