Commercial Bus Plunges Into River Osun, 3 Die

A commercial bus branded in Lagos State colours has plunged into River Osun, around Oke Gada area of Ede, killing three passengers.

An eyewitness, Akintunde Bello Sheriff, told our correspondent that the bus lost control and plunged into the river.

He also said the passengers were traders dealing in perishable goods. He added that apart from human casualties, goods purportedly bought by the passengers were also lost in the crash.

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Akintunde said, “It happened late night yesterday (Sunday) and all occupants died immediately except the driver who was taken to Anu Olu hospital. Their goods (also) perished.”

Another eyewitness, identified as Kareem Isiaka, said when the bus lost control, it somersaulted several times before it plunged into the river.

He said the victims were not evacuated immediately the crash occurred, adding that “it took hours” before they could be brought out of the river.

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