3-months-old Baby, 2 Others Killed, 17 Injured In Auto Crash
Tragedy struck at Kobape in Obafemi -Owode inward Abeokuta, when an 18-seater bus with number plate XB 852 FUF was involved in an accident claiming the life of a three-month-old baby, and two others, while no less than 17 others were injured in the incident.
Reports say the commercial bus which was traveling from Ilorin, Kwara State to Sango suffered a burst tyre which caused it to lose control forcing the vehicle to somersault severally.
The three-month-old baby was being breast fed when the vehicle somersaulted and in an attempt to escape the accident, two passenger died as they jumped out of the window of the vehicle, even as the baby was also thrown out while the mother, the driver and 15 others sustained serious injuries.
The situation was reportedly brought under control following the prompt arrival of men of Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency, TRACE, who salvaged the situation.
Confirming the incident, Babatunde Akinbiyi, TRACE image maker, said the victims were taken to the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Abeokuta and Mercy Hospital, Panseke.