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At least nine persons are feared dead after an accident involving a Mercedes-Benz Marcopolo bus and an Iveco truck at Aseese area on the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway.

It was learned that the accident, which occurred on Tuesday was caused by speeding by the driver of the bus marked SMK 867 XG.

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Ogun Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Clement Oladele, confirmed the accident.

Oladele said that the bus lost control and collided with the parked truck with registration number AAA XP at 5:30am.

“A total of 42 persons were involved in the accident; they comprised 34 males and eight females,” he said.

“Three male and two female adults were injured while seven male and two female adults died.”