Four Dead As Truck Knocks Bus Off Bridge


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Four persons have died and two injured when a Commercial bus was hit off a bridge by a Truck. Along Kara bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Friday.

The Sino truck had a number plate KMC 47 ZB, was alleged to have hit the commercial bus from behind off the bridge and close to the river under Kara bridge.

Of the six passengers inside the commercial bus, four died from the impact.

Babatunde Akinbiyi the Public Relations Officer, Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, stated the driver of the truck was speeding and he lost control of the vehicle which made it hit the bus.

“The accident occurred around 10.50am on Kara bridge. A Sino truck hit an Urvan commercial bus from behind and it fell off the bridge, landed at a point close to the river under the bridge.

Six passengers were inside the bus, two females and four males. Two females and two males died among the passengers while the remaining two were injured. “

The bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the mortuary in Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, and the injured rushed to the Lagos State Emergency Hospital.

The truck driver and his assistant are being held in custody at the Ojodu-Abiodun Police Station.

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