A FRSC official witnessed the accident.
Two persons were on Thursday crushed to death, while seven others sustained various degrees of injuries when a lorry rammed on commuters waiting at a bus stop in Sango-Ota town of Ogun State.
The victims, including some traders, were said to be standing at the toll gate axis of the road waiting to board a commercial vehicle to their various destinations at about 11.00 a.m. when the white-painted lorry marked (Lagos) JJJ 551 ZB rammed into them.
Confirming the accident to journalists, the Ota Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Omafu Sunday, explainedn that the lorry’s brake failed, the driver lost control and hit nine people, out of which two died on the spot.
Mr. Sunday, who said he witnessed the accident, also explained that only two people died on the spot as against the 30 people rumoured to have lost their lives in the accident.
He explained further that he was at the scene with the Mobile Court of the FRSC when the accident happened, adding that those who were critically injured included three males and four females.
Mr. Omafu said those injured have been taken to the State Hospital at Sango Ota, while corpses of those that died had been deposited at the morgue of the State Hospital in Ifo.
He added that the lorry had been towed to the premise of the Ota Area Command of the Nigeria Police for further action.