Ten people were on Tuesday confirmed dead in an accident involving a commercial bus on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Commander in Oyo State, Joshua Adekanye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan that the lone accident, which happened at about 6.30am around the Guru Mahajji area, involved a commercial bus with registration number TRK 135 ZY and a truck carrying a container with six others injured.
He said the commercial bus, which was travelling overnight from Malumfashi, Kastiina State, suddenly came across the truck and driving against traffic.
Adekanye said that the bus, in order to avoid head on collision, hit the truck and fell into a ditch resulting in the death of 10 persons and six others injured, while the truck escaped.
He said the total number of people involved in the accident were 18, comprising 17 male adults and a male child.
“People killed in the accident are 10 male adults. People injured are six, including five male adults and one male child, while two adult males were unhurt,” he said.
The sector commander said that the injured persons had been taken to Ibadan Central Hospital, while the dead were taken to Adeoyo Hospital morgue.
He said that the police division at the tollgate area of Ibadan had taken charge of the crashed vehicle.
The sector commander called on motorists to always shun night travels and driving against traffic, saying the accident might not have happened if the bus was not traveling overnight from Kastiina State.