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Black Friday in Ogun State as Commercial Bus Kills Twin Sisters Trekking to School

Black Friday in Ogun State as Commercial Bus Kills Twin Sisters Trekking to School

FRSC officials directing traffic on highway

Two school children of the same parents were on Friday crushed to death on their way to school by a commercial bus in Ita Oshin area of Abeokuta.

Two twins of the same parents aged 8, who were on their way to school at about 8:00a.m this Friday morning, have been crushed to death by a commercial bus in Ita Oshin area of Abeokuta.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), some eye witnesses revealed that the bus lost control and ran over the students, killing two of the twin sisters and injuring their older brother.

“We heard a sound and we quickly rushed down before we realized that a vehicle had knocked down some pupils in school uniform.

“We immediately stopped a taxi and took the children to the hospital and the nurses tried their best.

“But they later confirmed that the girls were dead while their brother is responding to treatment,” he said.

The FRSC Sector Commander in Ogun, Adegoke Adetunji, who confirmed the accident, said it was a lone accident in which the driver ran over the children, and blamed the driver for dangerous driving, saying that he lost control and ran over the children.

“We got the report of the accident, which happened around 8 a.m., at Ita Oshin area of Abeokuta. We gathered that the Toyota Picnic bus with registration number KTU 175 DZ was coming from Sango,“ he said.

He said the driver of the vehicle, who tried to escape, had been arrested by the police and taken to Lafenwa police station in Abeokuta.

The sector commander advised motorists to always avoid dangerous driving, saying they should also put into consideration other road users.

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