Eid-el-Fitri : 2 die,  8 injured in Ogun accident

One of the vehicle involved in the accident
Two persons were confirmed dead in a separate accident on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Eid El Fitri day .
Mr Clement Oladele,  Sector Commander,  Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, confirmed the incident to newsmen  in Abeokuta on Wednesday.
Oladele said that the first crash occurred around 4:52 am  on the  Lagos – Ibadan  expressway around  AP petrol station at Sagamu.
He noted that the accident involved an Iveco truck marked KTU 565 XW  ,saying that the crash was as a result of excessive speeding which led to loss of control.

He added that the accident involved three male adults, saying that two sustained injuries while one person died.

The FRSC boss explained that both the injured victims and the dead were taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH),  Sagamu.
Oladele stated that the second crash occurred at about 3:54pm on same expressway  by  KM 27 around Sancrete Quarry, Ogumankin and it involved a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number LND 626 XR .
He noted that the accident was caused by reckless driving and wrongful overtaken,  saying that the bus hit the barrier and summersaulted.
He explained that the  crash involved 17  persons , six male  adult, eight female adult and three  children.  Six persons were injured , saying that one female adult died in the accident.
He said that the injured victims were taken to Idera Hospital,  Sagamu while the corpse of the dead victim was deposited at FOS Morgue, Ipara.
Oladele advised  motorists  to drive cautiously, especially on the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway, which was  undergoing rehabilitation.
“Motorists should therefore expect traffic to build up on the Lagos – Ibadan expressway and other corridors, following the celebration of the Eid El Fitri , with several motorists returning back to resume work,” he said. (NAN)

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