Ondo: Many feared dead as bus plunges into river

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An interstate commercial on Sunday bus plunged into the Owena River, along Akure-Ondo highway in Ondo State, killing an undisclosed number of passengers.

According to eyewitnesses, the driver of the 18-seater bus which was coming from Ondo town and heading to Akure lost control as a result of speeding and plunged into the Owena River.

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Five of the passengers, including a child have been rescued and rushed to the hospital by motorists and men of the Federal Road Safety Corps.

The casualty figure is not known yet.