An auto crash involving a Mercedes-Benz Marcopolo luxury bus and an Iveco truck has killed nine persons at Aseese area on the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway.

Mr Clement Oladele, Ogun Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, confirmed the figure, adding that the accident occurred early Tuesday.

According to Oladele, the accident was caused by speeding by the driver of the bus marked SMK 867 XG.

He 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.

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

The sector commander said that the injured victims had been taken to a nearby hospital while the corpses had been deposited at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital mortuary, Sagamu, Ogun.