Many feared dead as commercial bus plunges into Edo river

Many feared dead as commercial bus plunges into Edo river

- A commercial bus lost control and plunged into a river in Edo state

- Many of the passengers could not be rescued alive, according to reports from eye-witness

Many passengers of a commercial bus were feared dead on Sunday, July 15, after the bus lost control and plunged into the Ovia River in Evbonogbon, Edo state.

In a viral video of the incident uploaded on social media, divers were making efforts to rescue victims while passersby could be heard sreaming after a diver brought out a baby from the bus.

It was gathered that officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps and operatives of the Edo state police command were later deployed to the scene.

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The numbers of casualties and survivals are unknown as at the time of filing this report.

See the video below:

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that an officer of the Nigeria Customs Service on Saturday, July 14, killed two of his colleagues along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.

The two officers were said to have been crushed by their colleague who drove a Toyota Avalon with registration number YAB 366 JY.

The officers were at a checkpoint in a Toyota Camry with registration number YLA 121 BJ when the incident occurred.

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