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Saturday, 20 October 2012

33 feared dead in Ogun as Coaster bus plunges into River

No fewer than 33 passengers were feared  dead yesterday  when a coaster bus loaded with passengers skidded-off  a dual carriage bridge and plunged into a river at J4, Ogbere -Ijebu stretch of the Sagamu – Ore expressway, in Ijebu East Local government area of Ogun state.

It was gathered that the bus sank immediately it plunged into the river and was reportedly swept away from the point of entry to the river.


It was learnt that, there were  three survivors who include  a pregnant woman who were said to have been   hung between a tree branch.

Confirming the incident, the Unit Commander, Ijebu – Ode Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Seidu Isah Osilama, said the FRSC  opera-tives   arrived at the scene of the accident few minutes after it occurred.

He however said  that  they were able to rescue the three survivors because, according to him, they fell off the bus and landed on a tree.

According to him, the  rescue effort would require crane and divers to ascertain the location of the bus and the passengers inside the water.
He said  no one knows  the exact number of passengers in the bus or the casualty figure as they are still in the water.

The survivors have been taken to hospital in Ore in Ondo state.

The Head of Operation of the FRSC in Ogun, Mrs Cecilia Alao also, said  that the accident occurred at about 12 noon when the driver of the 36-seater coastal bus slept off.

Alao said that the exact number of passengers and the registration number of the vehicle were yet to be ascertained.

She said that all the victims, apart from the driver, were women travelling from Lagos to Benin to attend a burial ceremony.

The FRSC head of operations, who described the rescue operation as difficult, said that the command engaged the services of local divers who helped to rescued three of the passengers.

‘’We also hired a crane to pull the vehicle from the driver but after trying from 12 p.m to 6 p.m, we could not find the bus and other victims apart from the three.

‘’All other efforts to locate the vehicle and the victims proved abortive, the operation will continue over the night as we are not going to relent in our efforts,” she said.

Source: Vanguard

66 comments:

Anonymous said...

God have mercy on Nigeria,imagine going 4 someone's burial and it's now their burial. Reminds me of Abela Pupa a yoruba movie,I pray dey rest in peace.

Flymoke

Unknown said...

This is so sad.

Unknown said...

May their souls rest in peace this is so sad.

Anonymous said...

FACT-a life in naija is only worth one zimbabwean dollar

BONARIO NNAGS said...

May their souls rest in peace.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Anonymous said...

OMG

Anonymous said...

Oh ma God its so obvious they hv all drowned wz de rd so smooth dat de driver slpt off jus lik dat.dis 2012 is really a bad year wit so much tradegy n deaths

Lic said...

aya

Anonymous said...

aya

Anonymous said...

RIP. may The Lord be the Healer for the survivors.

dimmaonuorah said...

Manipulations in high places...d marine kingdom r al set fr d ember month.may our blood be too hot fr dm IJN amen

Anonymous said...

Its a pity, but wait who was there to see that the driver was sleeping? FRSC should stop all these lies. Rather than calling on the FG to build strong barricades around the bridge, they are here lying. A lot of such bridges abound on the Benin-Ore, Warri-PH, Abuja-Lokoja highways.

Enyinnaya

Anonymous said...

Gosh,dis Ȋ̝̊̅§ so sad,travelling for parrry Ȋ̝̊̅§ scaring №ω en,God shuld pls teach dis pple so dat D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ wil locate d bus oooooooo..#so sad#

Anonymous said...

#lobatan......only in Naija. May their souls RIP........

Anonymous said...

may their souls rest in perfect peace Amen

Warri Girl said...

Terrible

Anonymous said...

OMG we really need his mercy nw in dis end time may their soul RIP


Anonymous said...

Oh God help us ur children......hmmmm

Anonymous said...

May their souls rest in perfect peace.

Leye Omole said...

This is so pathetic,may God console their families...

Anonymous said...

Sad... I pray 2 God 2 always lead us in d part of righteousness, so that when we face death, we will know we are going 2 a better place. May their sooul rest in Peace... Amen

caramel said...

Ds s so sad, May God v mercy nd kip d remainin of us safe. Odun lo sie opin, Baba maso wa ooo tebi tara, oun ti o pa wa lekun, ma je ko sele sie wa o oba rere(Amin)

Anonymous said...

God hv mercy on ur children dot turn ur face away 4m us pls we all lok up 2 u father!!! D recent happenings hv rly ben horriffic hummmmmmm it is well ohhh

Anonymous said...

Dis is nt nice,dat road is nt only very bad,d bridges are badly done!! May God help dis contry Nigeria sha nd May der genlt souls rest in peace.Amen. Chica Dim.

Anonymous said...

May their soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 11:58am u'r a fool and u'll always be a fool for that statement!

hmm said...

Okay I am not one to believe too much in superstition but in the last 3months there have been what we call all these freak accidents in Ogun state. If it is not a crane from a trailer crushing people to death, it is a truck hitting an oncoming bus and burning the occupants of the bus to death, or a car full of people plunging into bystanders now this. That place must have some evil going on there and needs cleaning. Gov AMosun better call a state day or month of prayer unless it is the work of your hands

Anonymous said...

lord have mercy. Dis is so sad may their souls RIP Amen.

Anonymous said...

@first anoymoud. Oh yeah i remember that movie. i thot it was exagerrated back then but this is the reality of that those Yoruba movies are typically eerily true

Anonymous said...

Can't find d bus? Na wa o. Some pple could still be alive. Plus I also sense something fishy

Anonymous said...

Its really sad,may dia souls rest i̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ perfect peace,pls everyone should be careful,especially this period.

Anonymous said...

Aye ooo....dis is beyond oridinary eye

daayur said...

This flood thing is getting too much. God help us in Niaja

Anonymous said...

May their souls RIP n may de gud Lord heal de survivors.dis actually is really a bad year

Anonymous said...

Goodness! Going for a burial only to meet death on the way! O ma se o! May their souls rest in peace!

Anonymous said...

may their souls RIP.

freeangel said...

Lord ave mercy

Anonymous said...

One shld always be on a spiritual plane when travelling for a burial especially as a grp.In Naija Evil forces hover around burial ceremonies most of the time , especially if the deceased is occultic.

show white said...

God have mercy so many bad and terrible things happening at a very short interval . Lord please save ur children

forextrading23 said...

this is most unfortunate,may God have mercy on the dead ones.

Anonymous said...

RIP

Unknown said...

so sad...rip

Anonymous said...

Chei Gawd!!! Dis is really sad o! What a painful way to die. God have mercy n save us from these trying times. Amen!

TWITS said...

Tragedy! what's happening? we've just got to be more prayerful.

Anonymous said...

Olokun accident. Sad beyond measures.

solution. said...

May their souls rest in perfect peace... The people involved in the accedent are from my Home town. It was a very sad news. May GOD have mercy on Naija.

Anonymous said...

This is reli pathetic... May God accept the souls of d departed and comfort their families.Ogun state Government should do something about dis asap....haba! Abi hw many more accidents do dey want 2 occur b4 dey find a lasting solution.May God help us

Anonymous said...

OMG! So sad

clevadani said...

wen will all dis bad news stop?God help us
Nigerians,visit http://naijamustchange.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

All these people could have been ALIVE if there is provision for emergency situation like this. e.g EMERGENCY RESCUE TEAM with modern rescue equipment. common headache can kill person in my beloved country. GOD SAVE THE MASSES

kemsugar said...

RIP to them. God pls protect us.

Anonymous said...

To the bereaved families, I do share my heart-felt sympathy, may the good lord grant you the fortitude to bear their loss in times like this. Abeg, any tym u enter moto come see say driver dey sleep just tell the conductor say 'oowa'

Jess said...

This is sooooo sad! :( RIP to dem

Anonymous said...

You are so so right@ Enyinanya. I was wondering same thing. How on earth did FRSC see that tell driver fell asleep behind the wheel? Shitty liars. My heart goes out to the families of the lost ones. ~Martin~

Anonymous said...

Lord av mercy on us Oº°˚˚°ºoo ,may there soul rest in peace.





Anonymous said...

May God help us.

Anonymous said...

Dear lord, from 12 2 6 , dey can't find d bus, dis story is disturbing, now how much ll it cost to give naija good road, wat s naija paying senators n d rest, how much is GEJ spending in a month,how much is Sanusi suppose to print 5k note, am so sad I tink we need Xternal peeps to Rule us.

Anonymous said...

Oh GOD av mercy i knw dat there is notin dat u cannot do plz save d odas.

Ugo Asampete said...

The bus has been recovered(pulled out with a crane) with some 12 people in it, dead. Search is ongoing for more persons. May the souls of the departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace and may God console their families. Amen.

Ugo Asampete said...

The bus has been recovered(pulled out with a crane) with some 12 people in it, dead. Search is ongoing for more persons. May the souls of the departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace and may God console their families. Amen.

Anonymous said...

Common sharrap there. RACA. E dey pain u ga gau.*funke akindeles voice* . A life in naija is general,no names where called, why do u have to let everyone know its u being referred to? See ur mouth like fool.

Anonymous said...

There were survivors, mam/ monsieur. That's how they know.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!dis is sad.may God console d families of d departed.Amen

Anonymous said...

This is 'regrettably lugubrious'.
It aches my heart each time I read stories like this. Deaths that could have been avoided in one way or the other is left to hold sway. A tanker carrying fuel tumbles and to an 'okada' man and some villagers that's manna from heaven but when it lights, scores of souls are sent parking from the terra firma of the living. A pilot checks the air worthiness of his baby (air craft) and then finds some malfunctions but he is asked to still fly, a black soul screams Ole! Ole! Ole! on his creditors and before anyone would have the chance to say Jack Robinson, community infidels round up the innocent unsuspecting victims and crush them like ants, a party freak soaks himself with booze in a party after which he grabs his steering to cruise back home and when it 'gbhams!', we shower the black king with myriads of 'acolades', an 'agboro' turns to the NPF for recruitment and because the 'oga kpata-kpata' is his relation he is given an AK-47 with life bullets to safeguard the lives and properties of Nigerians and when tomorrow he showers bullets on innocent and armless Nigerians they say it's an accidental discharge, a contractor is paid to fix a dilapidated road but he pockets the money after settling the big-wigs and when souls are slaughtered on the same road he comes on the radio or over the T.V to make careless and unfounded statements, a young man joins a cult group on campus and when the table is turned against him, he grips the hem of his ancestors garments, a man consumes huge quantities of 'shepke' before clutching the steering of his car and when it happens we rigor twitch our faces in pain. I still maintain that these deaths could have been avoided.
Now men are forced to be widowers and children, motherless because of a minor avoidable 'odd'. Before any driver would even seat in the drivers corner, he should be mentally and psychologically stable if not the inevitable is sure to happen.
*sighs*...may their good souls rest in peace and may God grant their families the strength to carry on.

Anonymous said...

RIP...Our roads r death traps, our govt shld sit up!! May God av mercy on us all!!

sochima said...

God dis is very pathetic... May dia souls RIP

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