SAD: 8 Spain Based Nigerians Perished In Edo Auto Crash
Eight persons died on Tuesday in an accident involving a white Toyota Hiace bus and a blue Mack truck opposite the Wichtech Roofing and Pipes on Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The late Edo indigenes who arrived the country from Spain this morning, had chartered the bus on the fleet of Iyare Motors marked BEN 313 YX and were going to Benin City for an engagement, when the accident happened.
Their remains have been deposited at the morgue of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu.
The Public Relations Officer of TRACE, Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed, said the driver of the speeding hummer bus ram into the rear of a truck marked MUS 730 XN in bids to overtake it.
He said that seven of the passengers in the bus died on the spot, while the eighth person died at the hospital.
Akinbiyi said seven of the victims died at the accident scene while one other died later. Their remains have been deposited at the morgue of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu where two others rescued alive, were also receiving treatment.