7 burnt to death, 14 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident

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No fewer than seven persons were burnt to death while 14 others sustained varying degrees of injuries in a lone accident around OPIC on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Sunday.

Mrs Florence Okpe, the Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.

Okpe explained that the incident occured at 10:45am on Sunday.

The FRSC spokesperson said that the accident was caused by excessive speed and brake failure which led to loss of control, saying that the vehicle hit the road divider, somersaulted and went up in flames.

She stated that 22 persons were involved in the accident which comprised of seven men, eight women, four male children and three female children.

Okpe added that 14 people were injured which comprised of four men, five women, two male children and three female children.

The FRSC public education officer said that seven persons were burnt to death which comprised two men, three women and two children.

” One vehicle was involved with registration number BDG 993 YG , a Mazda bus,” she said.

Okpe explained that the injured vwere taken to Lagos state Accident Emergency center Ojota while the deceased were deposited at Olabisi Onabajo University Teaching Hospital , (OOUTH) Morgue , Sagamu.

She commiserated with the family of the victims while also advising motorists to shun speed and always have a routine vehicle check for good maintenance and replacement of any defect.

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