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Seven persons were on Tuesday burnt to death in a multiple accident in Alapako /Ogunmakin area on Lagos /Ibadan Expressway.
Mr Clement Oladele, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), confirmed the incident to Ogun Today in Abeokuta.
The sector commander explained that the accident was caused by wrongful overtaking at the narrowed section of the road where traffic was diverted to enable repairs of the weakened bridges.
He said that the accident involved a black Toyota Yaris (MUS 46 EA), a Mack and a Daf truck with container and no registration numbers.
“The seven burnt victims were travelling inside the container of the truck which caused the crash as it embarked on dangerous overtaking at the portion traffic was diverted and collided with oncoming vehicles.
“The accident happened near sandcrete within the 5km radius where RCC diverted traffic to enable repairs of the weakened bridges around the section of the Expressway.
“12 male adult were involved in the accident while the seven death victims were burnt beyond recognition, ” he said.
The FRSC boss said that the death victims were evacuated through the assistance of other traffic and emergency agencies and deposited at FON mortuary, Ipara.
” It should be noted that traffic advisory was earlier issued by the FRSC on the condition of section of the road as a black spot, warning motorists to drive with caution around the area.
“When traffic at the portion of the road was to be diverted, the FRSC issued a traffic advisory with traffic signs erected by RCC to caution motorists, ” he said.
Oladele reiterated the need for motorists to exercise caution and obey the traffic signs erected on this segment of the road which would remain till June.