RESCUE; AS COMMERCIAL BUS PLUNGES INTO RIVER.

A passenger bus fully loaded has plunged into a river on the Sagamu – Ijebu Ode – Benin expressway in Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun.

The incident occurred around 4:30pm and rescue efforts were still on on Wednesday night, according to Mr Clement Oladele, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun.

Oladele who confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta on Wednesday said the driver of the bus had attempted to overtake another vehicle on the bridge, but lost control and fell into the river.

He stated that the FRSC rescue team including professional divers were still working hard to recover the passengers in spite of the rising water level.

“The bus was travelling from the Sagamu end of the expressway, heading towards the Ijebu Ode section of the expressway in Ogun,” he said.

The FRSC boss advised motorists to drive cautiously especially around bridges, considering that the expressway is currently undergoing rehabilitation.

He assured that the rescue operation would not be called off till the vehicle and the occupants were all evacuated from the river.

The sector commander urged the construction company to fix the safety railings around the bridge and other bridges on Sagamu- Ijebu Ode – Benin expressway.

NAN reports that a similar accident occurred on Saturday involving a staff of Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu Ijebu who died when his vehicle plunged into the same river.

2 thoughts on “RESCUE; AS COMMERCIAL BUS PLUNGES INTO RIVER.

  1. What a very sad news. In as much as this driver drove rubbish by trying to overtake another vehicle on top of the bridge, I still suspect that the railings of the bridge is not properly fixed

    Like

  2. Some drivers are sick upstairs. How can you try to overtake another vehicle on a bridge? This is an avoidable accident if the driver adhere to road safety rules.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.