7 die, 5 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident

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No fewer than seven persons died while five others sustained injuries on Friday in an accident involving a Mazda bus and a truck at Ogunmakin on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Mr Ahmed Umar, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.

Umar explained that the accident occured at 7:40pm and it involved a Mazda bus marked LSR 696 XS and a truck with registration number T-4889 LA.

The FRSC boss stated that the accident was caused by excessive speed and loss of control on the part of the driver of the bus which made him to ram into the moving truck

“A total 16 people were involved in the accident which comprises of 15 male adult and one female adult.

” Five men were injured while six men and one woman died in the accident,” he said.

Umar noted that the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital Ogere for medical treatment while the deceased were deposited at FOS morgue in Ipara.

The sector commander described the crash as avoidable if caution was put in place, using common sense speed limit especially as it was raining.

He commiserated with the family of the crash victims and also enjoined them to contact the FRSC command in Ogunmakin area for details of the crash and reclaim the properties of the victims recovered from the scene.

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