33 passengers drown in expressway accident in Ogun

At least 33 passengers drowned on Friday when a coaster bus loaded with passengers ran- off a dual carriage bridge and plunged into a river at J4, Ogbere -Ijebu stretch of the Sagamu – Ore express way.

The long medium range luxury bus still remained drowned and swept away from the point of entry to the river but there were three lucky survivors, including a pregnant woman who hung between a tree branch according to the Unit Commander, Ijebu – Ode Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC), Mr Seidu Isah Osilama.

Osilama said FRSC operatives arrived at the scene of the accident few minutes after the accident occurred and they were able to rescue the three survivors because they fell off the bus and landed on tree.

He said rescue effort would require crane and divers to ascertain the location of the bus and the passengers inside the water.

According to him, the exact numbers of passengers in the bus or the casualty figure is not known as the victims are still in the river. The Nation

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