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Accident claims 5 lives in Lagos-Ibadan expressway

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No fewer than five persons were confirmed dead in an accident involving a Toyota Hiace bus and a Scania truck at Ayetoro /Indomie on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. 

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

Umar noted that the suspected causes  of the crash was  excessive speed  and dangerous driving which led to loss of control on the path  of the bus driver and rammed into the moving truck .

He said that the crash occurred at 9:20am  and it  involved a Toyota Hiace marked SPR 373 XA and Scania Truck with registration number GGE 468 XX.

He noted that nine persons were involved in the accident comprising six men and three women, saying that four persons were injured while five people died. 

The FRSC boss explained that the  injured victims were taken to Idera Hospital, Sagamu for medical treatment while the deceived  were deposited at the same Hospital.

Umar described the crash as avoidable act and advised motorists to avoid excessive speed and dangerous driving especially in the raining season and also obey traffic rules and regulations.

The sector commander commiserated with the victims of the crash and the family and also enjoined them to contact the FRSC command in Mowe  for details of the crash and reclaim the properties of the victims recovered from the scene of the crash.

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