4 die, 12 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident


Four persons were confirmed dead while 12 others sustained various degrees of injuries in a lone accident involving a Mazda bus around Isara bridge on Lagos-Ibadan expressway. 

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi,  the Spokesperson,  Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta on Monday. 

Akinbiyi explained that the accident occurred at 2:20pm and was caused by tyre burst while on high speed. 

He said that 16 people were involved in the accident which consisted of three male adults,  eight female adults and five male children, saying that four persons died on the spot in the accident. 

“Learnt the commercial bus, loaded with 16 passengers including the driver was on transit from Lagos to Ibadan, when the rear tyre got burst due to speeding.

” Four passengers died on the spot, made up of 5-year-old boy , two male adults and one female adult. 

He added that the injured were taken to Idera Hospital , Sagamu and Victory Hospital,  Ogere Remo while the deceased were deposited at  FOS Mortuary , Ipara , Remo.

He commiserated with the family of the deceased, while calling on motorist to avoid excessive speed while on transit.

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