Seven Passengers on board ‘keke Napep’ have been reportedly killed in a multiple road accident that occurred on Tuesday along West Bye-pass in Osogbo, Osun State capital.
The accident involved a blue colour commercial mazda bus with number plate registration RBC15 ZN; a yellow colour TVS Commercial Tricycle with registered number plate RLG 898 QE and a green colour commercial Bajaj Boxer motorcycle.
The Interviews Nigeria gathered that the fatal accident involved a commercial bus and a tricycle, which were damaged beyond repair.
Information has it that three school children and the driver of the tricycle died on the spot while the other three persons passed away on arrival at the hospital.
It was gathered that security operatives, marketers and other road users around the area, joined in the rescue efforts.
Confirming the incident, according to Federal Road Safety Corps ( FRSC ), Osun Command, occurred on Osogbo – Ilobu highway at the early hours of Tuesday.
The sector commander, Mr Henry Benamaisia, said the accident occurred at about 9:10 a.m involving a blue mazda commercial bus with number plate ES 300 and a tricycle with the number plate RLG 898 QE and a motorcycle with number plate SGB 630 DN.
According to him, the accident occurred around WORDIF area near Lameco Junction on ring road bye – pass claiming the lives of four persons on the spot .
” Three passengers out of the four died at the hospital where they were rushed to . Although , eight persons were involved which include four male adults with two females and two male Children.
” We only have one survival out of the eight persons involved in the accident, ” Benamaisia said.
According to him, the cause of the accident was because of over- speeding which led to a tyre burst as the commercial bus driver lost control of his vehicle .
” The vehicles and the motorcycle has been taken to Dugbe police station while the corpses moved to Osun State Teaching Hospital by the O’(OSUN) Ambulance.
The sector commander commended the joint efforts of other security agencies who helped to maintain law and order to prevent gridlock in the area.
Benamaisia, however , advised motorists against disobedience to traffic regulations which could endangered their lives and the passengers on board.