7 die, 15 injured in Oyo commercial bus collision

Seven people died and 15 were critically injured when two commercial buses crashed on the Moniya-Iseyin road.

The disaster occurred during a severe rain that lasted many hours in most sections of Oyo State.

A lady and a baby girl were among those killed.

The two buses marked SEY 254 ZY and LGB 343 XA were mangled and bodies suspected to be the drivers of the two buses were dangling soaked in blood.

While confirming the accident, the Federal Road Safety Corps in a report said, “22 people were involved in the unfortunate accident. Seven died and 15 people were injured with three males, 11 females and one female child”.
Among those who survived the accident,

A number of injured victims were taken to a nearby hospital, FADOKS HOSPITAL in Iseyin.
Some families of the dead victims have reportedly taken their corpses while the remaining bodies were deposited at the morgue.

Some undisclosed amount of money found on the victims which was said to have been counted in public was reportedly handed over to the police.

The cause of the accident was said to be overspeeding and fatigue.

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