Two killed in auto crash enroute Cotonou

One of the casualties of the accident

A late night auto crash has claimed the lives of two persons and injured 21 others including a toddler. The victims were on their way to Cotonou, Benin Republic on Monday night to celebrate Yuletide.

The accident occurred at Agodo village along Abeokuta-Kobape -Siun Expressway in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The Commander of Traffic Compliance and Enlightement Corps, Seni Ogunyemi, confirmed the accident to PREMIUM TIMES.

He said the vehicle involved was a blue-coloured Toyota bus with‎ registration number MUS 974 XT‎. The bus had 24 occupants believed to be mostly Beninoise.

They include four males, 11 females and nine children said to be heading to Cotonou from Ijebu-Igbo town of Ogun State.

Mr. Ogunyemi said the crash occured following a burst tyre, adding that the‎ victims have been taken to hospitals.

He said the hospitals where the victims were taken to as at the time of filing this report include Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba,Abeokuta; State Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta‎; and Joseph Christian Specialist Hospital, Oke-Ilewo Abeokuta.

He also disclosed that the corpses were deposited at the morgue of State Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta.

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