No fewer than three people have died while five others sustained various degrees of injuries in an accident involving two vehicles at Alakara on the Owode-Idiroko highway on Tuesday.
The Public Relations Officer of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Ota in Ogun State on Tuesday.
He explained that the bus with registration number KSF 01 XC, was coming from Idiroko but wrongfully overtook a vehicle at a corner, leading to a head-on collision with a Cabstar bus with registration number LSD 491 XQ.
Akinbiyi said, “The accident resulted in the death of three people while five sustained various degrees of injuries.
“The corpses of the victims had been deposited at the General Hospital, Ilaro, while the injured persons were receiving intensive treatment at General Hospital, Idiroko.’’
Akinbiyi, however, said that TRACE and other agencies had been clearing the debris of the accident to restore traffic flow on the road.