Bus Driver And 18 Passengers Escape Death As Commercial Bus Somersaults In Ogun

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PIC. 12. FRSC ZONAL COMMANDER, ASSISTANT CORPS MARSHAL, CHARLES THEOPHILUS (L), WITH SECTOR COMMANDER, CORPS COMMANDER OLUMIDE OLAGUNJU, AT THE COMMENCEMENT FRSC "OPERATION SHIELD" ON KADUNA - ABUJA HIGH WAY IN KADUNA ON MONDAY (6/5/13) .

The vehicle was said to be speeding when it somersaulted on Monday, October 11.

A commercial bus driver and his passengers escaped death after the vehicle somersaulted on the Long Bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State.

The vehicle was said to be speeding when it somersaulted on Monday, October 11.

Other road users who saw the ******** rushed to the scene to help passengers trapped in the bus.

Fortunately, all 18 passengers survived, though some suffered injuries.

The driver said the ******** happened when his tyre suddenly went flat while he was speeding on the bridge, according to Punch.

“I was driving when I heard a loud bang indicating that one of the tyres had burst,” he told the publication.

But before he could stop to check out the tyre, the car tumbled.

Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps arrived at the scene and diverted traffic from the lane.

The Ogun State Sector Commander, FRSC, Ahmed Umar, who confirmed the ********, said there was no loss of life.