₦airaland Forum

Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,035,170 members, 4,355,815 topics. Date: Monday, 16 July 2018 at 10:01 AM

33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River - Politics - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Politics / 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River (9158 Views)

Pictures From Shiites-Army Clash In Zaria, Many Feared Dead / Car Conveying Family Of 4 Plunges Into River / Tension In Ogun As Muslims, Traditionalists Clash (1) (2) (3) (4)

(0) (1) (Reply) (Go Down)

33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by semid4lyfe(m): 6:35am On Oct 20, 2012


No fewer than 33 passengers were feared dead yesterday when a coaster bus loaded with passengers skidded-off a dual carriage bridge and plunged into a river at J4, Ogbere -Ijebu stretch of the Sagamu – Ore expressway, in Ijebu East Local government area of Ogun state.

The bus got drowned immediately it plunged into the river and was reportedly swept away from the point of entry to the river. It was learnt that, there were three survivors who include a pregnant woman who were said to have been hung between a tree branch.

Confirming the incident, the Unit Commander, Ijebu – Ode Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Seidu Isah Osilama, said the FRSC opera-tives arrived at the scene of the accident few minutes after it occurred.He however said that they were able to rescue the three survivors because,according to him, they fell off the bus and landed on a tree.

According to him, the rescue effort would require crane and divers to ascertain the location of the bus and the passengers inside the water. He said no one knows the exact number of passengers in the bus or the casualty figure as they are still in the water.

The survivors have been taken to hospital in Ore in Ondo state.The passengers were reported to be heading to Lagos from one of the Eastern States. The Head of Operation of the FRSC in Ogun, Mrs Cecilia Alao also, said that the accident occurred at about 12 noon when the driver of the 36-seater coastal bus slept off. Alao said that the exact number of passengers and the registration number of the vehicle were yet to be ascertained. She said that all the victims, apart from the driver, were women travelling from Lagos to Benin to attend a burial ceremony.

The FRSC head of operations, who described the rescue operation as difficult, said that the command engaged the services of local divers who helped to rescued three of the passengers. We also hired a crane to pull the vehicle from the driver but after trying from 12 p.m to 6 p.m, we could not find the bus and other victims apart from the three.

‘’All other efforts to locate the vehicle and the victims proved abortive, the operation will continue over the night as we are not going to relent in our efforts,” she said.

http://www.osundefender.org/?p=45578
Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by candieangel12(f): 6:43am On Oct 20, 2012
HIAH! Nawa oooo. Everyday groups of people dey die 4 naija. Tragedy upon tragedy. What is going on? undecided undecided undecided
Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by 001solar(m): 6:45am On Oct 20, 2012
May God help us in this country ooo death every where
Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by Chyko4spe(m): 6:49am On Oct 20, 2012
God have mercy upon us! But if the bus was yet to be found, where did the OP get d image he posted?

7 Likes

Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by ijawkid(m): 6:49am On Oct 20, 2012
SMH!!!!!......

:-(......
Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by Super1759: 6:51am On Oct 20, 2012
days are evil and getting worse day by day
Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by Smartluv(m): 6:52am On Oct 20, 2012
Nawa for that driver,sleeping,weak and driving. May their souls rest in peace
Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by obicentlis: 6:53am On Oct 20, 2012
Repent my people! Be ready and alert. Its the end time.
Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by jude33084(m): 6:55am On Oct 20, 2012
semid4lyfe:

No fewer than 33 passengers were feared dead yesterday when a coaster bus loaded with passengers skidded-off a dual carriage bridge and plunged into a river at J4, Ogbere -Ijebu stretch of the Sagamu – Ore expressway, in Ijebu East Local government area of Ogun state.

The bus got drowned immediately it plunged into the river and was reportedly swept away from the point of entry to the river. It was learnt that, there were three survivors who include a pregnant woman who were said to have been hung between a tree branch.

Confirming the incident, the Unit Commander, Ijebu – Ode Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Seidu Isah Osilama, said the FRSC opera-tives arrived at the scene of the accident few minutes after it occurred.He however said that they were able to rescue the three survivors because,according to him, they fell off the bus and landed on a tree.

According to him, the rescue effort would require crane and divers to ascertain the location of the bus and the passengers inside the water. He said no one knows the exact number of passengers in the bus or the casualty figure as they are still in the water.

The survivors have been taken to hospital in Ore in Ondo state.
The passengers were reported to be heading to Lagos from one of the Eastern States.
The Head of Operation of the FRSC in Ogun, Mrs Cecilia Alao also, said that the accident occurred at about 12 noon when the driver of the 36-seater coastal bus slept off. Alao said that the exact number of passengers and the registration number of the vehicle were yet to be ascertained. She said that the victims, apart from the driver, were women travelling from Lagos to Benin to attend a burial ceremony.

The FRSC head of operations, who described the rescue operation as difficult, said that the command engaged the services of local divers who helped to rescued three of the passengers. We also hired a crane to pull the vehicle from the driver but after trying from 12 p.m to 6 p.m, we could not find the bus and other victims apart from the three.

‘’All other efforts to locate the vehicle and the victims proved abortive, the operation will continue over the night as we are not going to relent in our efforts,” she said.

http://www.osundefender.org/?p=45578

Τhis report is not straight undecided

4 Likes

Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by nnalove(m): 6:55am On Oct 20, 2012
001solar: May God help us in this country ooo death every where
MaY dear lovely souls rest in bosom of d lord Amen. My brother i wonderooo since d bus has not been found or are they kidding us.
Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by cesil92: 6:55am On Oct 20, 2012
Chyko4spe: God have mercy upon us! But if the bus was yet to be found, where did the OP get d image he posted?

Good question. OP, oya anrwer us.
FRSC say dem never see the bus BUT U don see the bus already with the pix
Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by okparadamian(f): 6:55am On Oct 20, 2012
As 4r 12.pm to 6pm,they could not locate d bus or d passengers,Nigeria why,where is our oil money.just calculate it,4 complate gud 7 hours,no bus no passengers.we 4 don pass dis level.God help us
Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by ihebrooke(m): 6:55am On Oct 20, 2012
Heading for burial and ended up dead. God forbid bad thing.
Driver slept off.......SPEECHLESS!
Just hope the sudden landing of the pregnant woman on the tree will not affect the unborn baby.
Well, even if it does, she will be glad to be alive.

Tufiakwa ihe ojo!
Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by tos4u(m): 6:56am On Oct 20, 2012
Only if dis can teach our dubious leaders some sense
Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by dennismukoro(m): 6:57am On Oct 20, 2012
Every day death in this country. Nawa self e Oº°˚˚°º 33 people. Waitin self. Which kind country b dis
Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by ihebrooke(m): 6:58am On Oct 20, 2012
Chyko4spe: God have mercy upon us! But if the bus was yet to be found, where did the OP get d image he posted?

Smart question. Guess they just posted any picture that represented an accident.
Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by juman(m): 7:01am On Oct 20, 2012
My heart bleed. Why and why our people are dying like insects.


The passengers were reported to be heading to Lagos from one of the Eastern States. The Head of Operation of the FRSC in Ogun, Mrs Cecilia Alao also, said that the accident occurred at about 12 noon when the driver of the 36-seater coastal bus slept off. Alao said that the exact number of passengers and the registration number of the vehicle were yet to be ascertained. She said that the victims, apart from the driver, were women travelling from Lagos to Benin to attend a burial ceremony.

jude33084: Τhis report is not straight undecided

Yeah.
Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by solomto(f): 7:02am On Oct 20, 2012
the reporter said they passengers were heading to lagos frm one of the eastern state and later contradict himself by saying again that they were going to benin frm lagos. Which one should we believe? Rip to the dead
Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by 2rustyle: 7:03am On Oct 20, 2012
sign of the end of the end tym. Its clear my people

1 Like

Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by Nobody: 7:07am On Oct 20, 2012
solomto: the reporter said they passengers were heading to lagos frm one of the eastern state and later contradict himself by saying again that they were going to benin frm lagos. Which one should we believe? Rip to the dead
maybe I should believe myself for not believing the story.smh
Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by wandeay: 7:09am On Oct 20, 2012
while watching TV yesternight, i saw the one that happened at Ovia river along Benin-Ore road, i felt so sad and was wondering, how on earth will FG and the state govt leave this death trap unattended to, instead they are busy attending to Mrs Slowpoke's ill state, and now another one has happened in another location, and all are not attended to, OUR FEDERAL GOVT IS HARD-HEARTED AND UNCARING!
Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by omobaba55: 7:11am On Oct 20, 2012
[font=Lucida Sans Unicode][/font][color=#000099][/color].. May God help us o, the end of the world has come
Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by chucky234(m): 7:12am On Oct 20, 2012
Poor reportage skills,Naija journalists with their contradicting stories,haba Benin to Lagos then Lagos to Benin.
Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by denitro(m): 7:13am On Oct 20, 2012
Confusing story

semid4lyfe:

The survivors have been taken to hospital in Ore in Ondo state.The passengers were reported to be heading to Lagos from one of the Eastern States. Alao said that the exact number of passengers and the registration number of the vehicle were yet to be ascertained. She said that all the victims, apart from the driver, were women travelling from Lagos to Benin to attend a burial ceremony.

http://www.osundefender.org/?p=45578
Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by ikdpal(m): 7:15am On Oct 20, 2012
Abeg, i don pack my cloth make i see if them go allow me for borda to ghana or cameron...i no fit com die 4 politcian them sin, bye bye brodas.

4 Likes

Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by OkikiOluwa1(m): 7:17am On Oct 20, 2012
So sad. Drivers don't sleep during driving. Always rest as at when due.
Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by highlandre(m): 7:35am On Oct 20, 2012
God, shield me and direct my steps always. RIP to the dead!
Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by harlos: 7:45am On Oct 20, 2012
Imagine driver slept off, so bad! And the passengers too are they all sleeping that they didn't notice the driver is sleeping
Now they are going for somebody's burial and so they meet theirs... May rest their souls rest in peace with the person they want to his/her burial... Amen
Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by Ariyke: 7:47am On Oct 20, 2012
Rip to the dead
Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by Nobody: 7:49am On Oct 20, 2012
Our roads are very bad. This driver might have been avoiding a pothole or better still avoiding another driver that was avoiding a pothole. How is the FRSC so sure the driver was sleeping when the accident occured

Chai....precious lives have become so cheap due to the Nigerian factor.
Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by golden56(f): 7:52am On Oct 20, 2012
jude33084:

Τhis report is not straight undecided

Hw?
Re: 33 Feared Dead In Ogun As Coaster Bus Plunges Into River by Youngzedd(m): 7:54am On Oct 20, 2012
semid4lyfe:

No fewer than 33 passengers were feared dead yesterday when a coaster bus loaded with passengers skidded-off a dual carriage bridge and plunged into a river at J4, Ogbere -Ijebu stretch of the Sagamu – Ore expressway, in Ijebu East Local government area of Ogun state.

The bus got drowned immediately it plunged into the river and was reportedly swept away from the point of entry to the river. It was learnt that, there were three survivors who include a pregnant woman who were said to have been hung between a tree branch.

Confirming the incident, the Unit Commander, Ijebu – Ode Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Seidu Isah Osilama, said the FRSC opera-tives arrived at the scene of the accident few minutes after it occurred.He however said that they were able to rescue the three survivors because,according to him, they fell off the bus and landed on a tree.

According to him, the rescue effort would require crane and divers to ascertain the location of the bus and the passengers inside the water. He said no one knows the exact number of passengers in the bus or the casualty figure as they are still in the water.

The survivors have been taken to hospital in Ore in Ondo state.The passengers were reported to be heading to Lagos from one of the Eastern States. The Head of Operation of the FRSC in Ogun, Mrs Cecilia Alao also, said that the accident occurred at about 12 noon when the driver of the 36-seater coastal bus slept off. Alao said that the exact number of passengers and the registration number of the vehicle were yet to be ascertained. She said that all the victims, apart from the driver, were women travelling from Lagos to Benin to attend a burial ceremony.

The FRSC head of operations, who described the rescue operation as difficult, said that the command engaged the services of local divers who helped to rescued three of the passengers. We also hired a crane to pull the vehicle from the driver but after trying from 12 p.m to 6 p.m, we could not find the bus and other victims apart from the three.

‘’All other efforts to locate the vehicle and the victims proved abortive, the operation will continue over the night as we are not going to relent in our efforts,” she said.

http://www.osundefender.org/?p=45578

Which kind story be this naa, sure this really happened or you wan drive traffic.

Explain further at poster.

(0) (1) (Reply)

Boko Haram Kills Many, Abducts 6 Women In Adamawa / Pro Nigeria Igbos ONLY / Jonathan Under Pressure To Contest In 2015 - Gulak

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2018 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 119
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.