Forlorn report reaching news desk has it that, six persons, including two students of the Bells Secondary School, Ota, Ogun State, weekend, lost their lives in a motor accident along Ife/Ibadan road.

The accident, according to sources, which involved a Toyota Hiace bus with number plate, Ogun AP555TP, occurred at about 6.30 p.m in Ikire, headquarters of Irewole Local Government Area of Osun State.

The bus, which conveyed some students of the Bells Secondary School, Ota who were returning from an excursion to Abuja, according to an eye witness, had one of its rear tyres burst while on motion.

An officer of the Federal Roads Safety Commission, FRSC, at the scene of the accident, told newsmen that the fatality of the accident was as a result of high speed by the driver of the bus.

However, the driver of the 18-seater bus survived the accident, but sustained serious injuries.

The FRSC officers and officials of the Osun Ambulance Service took the survivors to the General Hospital, Ikire while the corpses of the victims were said to have been deposited at the mortuary of the hospital.

The management of Bells Secondary School in a telephone conversation confirmed that some students of the school went on excursion with the approval of the school authorities.

An official of the school who picked the call put across to the school management said “we are already aware of the incident and we are making efforts to recover their corpses from the hospital.”

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