A commercial bus fully loaded with passengers has plunged into Ososa river on the Sagamu – Ijebu Ode – Benin expressway in Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun.
Clement Oladele, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, told newsmen that the incident occurred around 4:30pm on Wednesday.
Oladele said the driver of the bus had attempted to overtake another vehicle on the bridge, but lost control and flipped into the river.
“The bus was travelling from the Sagamu end of the expressway, heading towards the Ijebu Ode section of the expressway in Ogun,” he said.
The FRSC boss advised motorists to drive cautiously especially around bridges, considering that the expressway is currently undergoing rehabilitation.
He assured that the rescue operation would not be called off till the vehicle and the occupants were all evacuated from the river.
The sector commander urged the construction company to fix the safety railings around the bridge and other bridges on Sagamu- Ijebu Ode – Benin expressway.