5 killed as commercial bus rams into tricycle in Osogbo

No fewer than five people have died and several others injured on Tuesday, in an early morning accident that occurred at the front of WOCDIF Events Centre, Ring Road, Osogbo.

The accident which was fatal involved a commercial bus with the registration number RBC15ZN and a tricycle.

Preliminary information has it that school children were among those that died on the spot.

SAHEL STANDARD gathered that security operatives, marketers and other road users around the area, joined in the rescue efforts.

An eyewitness said: “The 18 passenger bus coming from the stadium left its lane to crush the Keke Napep (Tricycle) and Okada (Motorcycle) coming from the Lameco end i.e. on the other side right in front of Aurora Event Centre. I can confirm to you that no fewer than seven people including school children are now dead. It is sad.”

As at the time of filing this report, another five people are said to be seriously injured and receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

Other sources gave the number of those dead in the accident as more than seven as at 11am this morning.

The presence of security agencies and men of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) were sighted at the scene and they have taken over the control of the situation.

The cause of the accident and the level of damage were also yet to be ascertained. The police is also yet to speak on the matter.

Details later…

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