By Tola Gbadamosi & Sade Adewale
The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has said a groom and four other persons died and nine others injured in a ghastly motor accident which occurred at Aponmu community along Akure-Ondo express road yesterday.
The groom simply identified as Adewale was returning to Akure with his wife after their wedding held at Ikoyi Registry last Saturday when the incident occurred.
The new wife was said to have been seriously injured in the accident.
The Hope Metro gathered that the fatal accident occurred on Sunday at about 12:30 pm involving one 18-seater Toyota Hiace bus, Reg No: AAA 895 XC that plunged into River Owena along Akure-Ondo road in the state.
Men of the FRSC said the driver lost control as a result of over speeding.
According to reports, three male, one female and one child died in the accident, while nine male, five female and three children survived.
It was gathered that the injured victims have been taken to the General Hospital in Akure for treatment.
In a similar incident, a 45- year-old motorcyclist, Adedoyin Idowu has lost his life while several others were injured after a Lexus Car rammed into some shops in Ondo town.
The incident occurred opposite Loverboy, Mimiko street in Ondo.
Eye witnesses told The Hope Metro that a motorcycle rider who wanted to buy beans cake popularly known as Akara, died instantly after being hit by the car.
The shop owner who sells Akara, an aged woman and a child were among those who were injured.
They had since been taken to UNIMED teaching hospital for treatment.