At least five persons, including a toddler, have died in an accident involving a truck and an 18-seater commercial bus at Makun area on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Thursday.
The incident was confirmed by the Public Relations Officer, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency in Ogun, Mr. Babatunde Akinbiyi, while speaking to journalists in Abeokuta.
Akinbiyi said both vehicles were heading to Lagos when the accident occurred at New Makun City area on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
He said the deceased included one female and four males who were inside the commercial bus.
The PRO attributed the crash to heavy down pour coupled with over speeding of the commercial Mazda bus with registration number LSD 454 XT which rammed into the truck.
Mr. Akinbiyi said the bus had no functional wiper for its windscreen during rainfall, which blurred the vision of the driver resulting in the accident.
He said the impact of the collision resulted in the death of the five victims in the bus, who were traveling alongside other occupants.
He said the accident consequently led to a gridlock which affected Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun, who was travelling to Lagos.
The road traffic official said the governor ordered his security details to commence rescue operations and those injured were rushed to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.