Two Fear Dead As Bus Transporting Nurses Somersaults Along Abeokuta Road

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On Sunday, two women said to be nurses are feared dead in the accident that occurred along the Lagos-Abeokuta highway.

Newsmen gathered that the crash happened around 9:20am at Akinale village. It involved a white Toyota Hiace, marked OG49A07. It was gathered that the bus was conveying 18 persons at the time of the incident – one male and 17 females, occupants of the bus were nurses, who were all heading to a party to honour the matron in one of the hospitals in Abeokuta.

10 were severely injured and two dead victims were nurses from Ademola Hospital and General Hospital, Ijaiye, all in Abeokuta.

The incident was confirmed by the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) Corps spokesperson, Babatunde Akinbiyi. 

He said “According to one of the survivors, the driver was speeding and was as well using his cellphone while driving at a bend. He lost control and the bus somersaulted several times. The injured victims were rescued to Hope Hospital, Adigbe, before our arrival. The dead bodies have been deposited at Ijaye morgue” 

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