By Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta
A toddler, six-year-old girl and one other have been confirmed dead while six others sustained injuries in an accident involving a Mazda bus marked FUF 109 ZD around youth camp on the Lagos -Ibadan expressway.
The Spokesperson of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Tuesday.
Akinbiyi explained that the accident occurred around 2:05pm , saying that it was caused by tyre burst which resulted into the bus somersaulting.
He said: “Six persons, comprising four female and two male, got injured while a toddler, a 6-year-old girl and another female died in the accident. We learnt the commercial bus was coming from Kwara state inbound Lagos when it had a tyre burst due to excessive speeding, with a female toddler losing her life immediately while a 6- year -old girl and another female died later at Idera Hospital, Sagamu,” he said.
The TRACE spokesman stated that the injured victims were also receiving treatment at Idera Hospital, Sagamu.
He added that the deceased would be taken to Fakoya private morgue in Sagamu.
“TRACE corps commiserate with the family of the deceased while admonishing motorists to please desist from over-inflating and under-inflating their tyres as well as excessive speeding, especially at diversion and construction zones because of its attendant consequences,” he said.