Two dead, others injured in Ogun auto-crash

Two persons were on Monday confirmed dead in an auto crash around Kobape area of Abeokuta /Sagamu Interchange road, Ogun state.

The lone accident involving a white Mazda bus with Registration number KSF 347 XG was caused by a mechanical problem.

The Public Relations Officer, Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency, Mr. Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta.

Akinbiyi said the accident occurred after the driver’s side tyre pulled out with the chassis while on the motion.

He said the accident involved 14 people, six male, and eight female, adding that two females died in the accident while five females and two males sustained injuries.

“The driver side tyre pull out with the chassis while on the motion which made the vehicle to lose control, run into the road divider, hit the electric pole by the side and then somersaulted.

“It was in the course of somersaulting that the two dead females were thrown out of the vehicle because they didn’t put their seat belts on,” he said.

Akinbiyi added that the corpses of the dead were deposited at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, while three of the injured passengers were taken to the same hospital.