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PHOTOS: Many Dead As Bus Goes Off The Road and Plunges Into Edo River

This is tragic. Many passengers were on Sunday feared dead when a commercial bus plunged into the Ovia River in Ovia North-East area of Edo State.

The sad incident occurred at Evbonogbon, a boundary community between Edo and Ondo State.

Although details of the incident were still sketchy as of the time of filing the report, a video of the accident uploaded on Facebook showed some divers making efforts to rescue the victims.

Some passers-by were heard screaming in sympathy when a baby was brought out of the bus by one of the divers.

Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps and operatives of the state police command were later deployed in the scene.

No official reaction from the FRSC or Police as at the time of reporting.