The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Osun Sector Command has confirmed that two bodies have been recovered by divers from a river in Eti-Oni.
The Sector Commander, Henry Benamaisia made this known in a statement signed by Agnes Ogungbemi, Sector Public Education Officer.
According to Benamaisia, a fatal accident occured on June 28, 2023 at Ifetedo axis where a vehicle plunged into the Eti-Oni river along the Ife-Ondo road.
The vehicle involved was a grey coloured Toyota Venza and the two bodies recovered were the occupants.
The FRSC revealed the cause of the accident as excessive speeding and loss of control.
Efforts had been on since then and the rescue operation was concluded 30th June 2023.
“The local divers were contacted and they eventually located the final resting place of the vehicle.
“A Hiab tow truck was used to bring the vehicle out of the river, after which two male casualties were discovered as the occupants of the crashed vehicle.”
Benamaisia also disclosed that, “the relatives of the two victims of the accident were present at the scene of the rescue and insisted that the bodies be buried by the river side according to the tradition of the community.
“After the rescue operation, the retrieved crashed vehicle was handed over to the DPO Nigeria Police Force, Ifetedo Division.”
Benamaisia, who warned that motorists should desist from excessive speeding that could lead to loss of lives and properties, added that all road users must be safety conscious at all times and drive defensively.
He praised the efforts of other sister agencies, Nigeria Police, Nigerian Army, Nigerian Security Civil Defence Corps, Department of State Services and Osun Amotekun who were present during the rescue operation