6 die, 9 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident


No fewer than six persons were confirmed dead while nine others sustained various degrees of injuries on Tuesday in an accident involving a Dangote truck and a Toyota bus around car park C on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

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

Umar explained that the accident occurred around 11:53am and was caused by the driver of the truck marked FZE 376 DI who drove recklessly, loss control and hit the bus with registration number ZUR 843 XA from the rear .

He said 20 people were involved in the accident which comprised of 16 male adults, three female adults and one male child.

The sector commander explained that five male adults and one female adult were killed in the accident while seven male, one female and one male child sustaining injuries.

He said that the driver of the truck tried to escape but was later apprehended and taken to MTD redeemed police division, Mowe.

The FRSC boss noted that the injured victims were taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) and Idera hospital in Sagamu while the corpses of the deceased were taken away by there family for Islamic burial.

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