An accident involving two vehicles along the Benin-Ore express left about two people dead, while 8 others sustained varying degrees of injury.
This was confirmed by the Ogun Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Ahmed Umar on Monday.
He said the accident occurred on Sunday around 9:30pm, after “J4, Ogbere’’ in the Ogun State part of the highway.
Mr Umar said the accident involved a Toyota Hiace bus with Registration Number APP 867 XZ and a Benz truck marked KJA 376 XN.
Umar said 10 persons, five males and five females, were involved in the accident, which took the lives of two of the male travellers.
Mr Umar blamed the accident on excessive speeding and possible loss of control of one of the vehicles by the driver.
“Corpses of the victims have been deposited at an Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, morgue. Survivors are also receiving treatment at the Ijebu-Ode hospital hosting the morgue,’’ he said.