Michael Adesanya /Abeokuta
Three passengers have been confirmed dead while 13 others were injured in an accident that occurred on Friday afternoon at Odogbolu junction along the Ijebu Ode-Benin Expressway, Ogun State.
The accident happened after one of the rear tyres of a Toyota Hiace commercial bus burst on motion and crashed into a median.
The bus with number plate GGE 594 XT was said to be travelling from Lagos to Port Harcourt in Rivers State when the incident occurred.
The Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi,confirmed the accident.
He said the driver was among the dead.
Akinbiyi disclosed that corpses of the three victims had been deposited at the mortuary of the General Hospital in Ijebu Ode, while those who were injured were receiving treatment in the same hospital.