Tragedy struck as 33 passengers were dead, yesterday, October 19, when a coaster bus loaded with passengers went off a dual carriage bridge and fell into a river at J4, Ogbere -Ijebu stretch of the Sagamu – Ore expressway, in Ijebu East Local government area of Ogun state.
The bus got drowned immediately it entered into the river and was 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. The three survivors were able to be rescued because they fell off the bus and landed on a tree.
All the victims, apart from the driver, were women travelling from Lagos to Benin to attend a burial ceremony. All other efforts to locate the vehicle and the victims proved abortive.
Written by Portia Onwuyalim