3 RCCG Members die, 13 injured in Accident

Accident scene (Image: The Nation)

Three persons who were said to be members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) have died in an accident as they left the just concluded 70th Convention of the church at the Redemption City, Ogun state.

The accident, which occurred on Sunday, left 13 persons injured as their bus somersaulted at the Abeokuta-Siun-Sagamu interchange around Kobape in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state.

The incident was confirmed by the spokesman for the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps in the state, Babatunde Akinbiyi.

According to Akinbiyi, 16 passengers were involved. He said, “Three persons, including two male adults and one female adult lost their lives.

“According to an eyewitness account, who was also a passenger in the bus before the crash and the police investigation, the driver of the bus was on high speed and was cautioned by some of the passengers before one of the rear tyres busted and the bus somersaulted, falling on its side.

“Further investigation confirmed that the bus was coming from Redeem Camp and passengers were among the congregation who partook in the just concluded 70th Convention tagged Perfect Jubilee.

“Three passengers, made up of two males and one female died in the unfortunate crash while 13 others made up of five male adults and 10 female adults were injured including the driver.”

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