10 killed as bus collides with speeding truck

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Ten passengers in a commercial bus travelling to Ibadan in Oyo State were confirmed dead in an accident when the bus collided with a truck on Abeokuta/Ibadan Road in Ogun.

Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Public Relations Officer, PRO, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, TRACE, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Wednesday in Abeokuta.

Mr. Akinbiyi said that the truck driver only sustained injury in the accident.

He told NAN that the incident occurred around 8.00 p.m. on Tuesday, adding that speeding and negligence on the part of the truck driver caused the accident.

“The truck with registration number BDG 7I4 XE was coming from Ibadan inward Abeokuta, while the Toyota Litace marked EKY I85 XH was travelling to Ibadan outward Abeokuta.

“Due to speed and negligence on the part of the truck driver, it had head on collision with the bus, leading to the accident that claimed the lives of all the passengers in the bus.

“Eleven people were involved in the crash; two females and eight males died in the accident, while driver of the truck was the only one injured,” Akinbiyi said.

The TRACE spokesman said that the corpses of the victims had been deposited at the Adeoyo Hospital Morgue in Ibadan, while the injured was receiving treatment in the same hospital.

(NAN)

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