13 die as Toyota Hiace Bus and Iveco Truck collide at Ofusu, Edo State
Thirteen persons were confirmed dead and one injured on Sunday morning after an Iveco truck (AAA962XB) and an Anambra State Mass Transit inter-state Toyota Hiace bus (YB610EPE) collided on the Benin-Sagamu Expressway at Ofosu, Edo State.
The crash occurred at 7.45a.m about a kilometre away from the boundary between Ondo Edo states before Okada town.
The Deputy Corps Public Education Officer, Mr. Bisi Kazeem, who confirmed the incident, said “the crash was caused by the driver of the Anambra Mass Transit bus who for no reason at all drove against traffic on the Benin-Ote lane thereby facing an on-coming Iveco truck descending a slope, resulting in head-on collision.”
He said, “The bus was coming from Lagos carrying traders dealing in electronics. Thirteen out of the passengers in the bus died, including the driver.
“The two passengers in the truck survived”
Kazeem also said the injured person was taken to Shiloh Hospital in Ugbogui, Edo State while the corpses of the dead were also taken to the mortuary of the same hospital.