2 Die In Auto Crash


At least two persons have been confirmed dead while others were severely injured in a multiple accident that occurred Wednesday evening at Sagamu-Ore express way, opposite Astok Petroleum, Ijebu Ode.

The incident which occurred about 50m away from the main entrance of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) in Ijagun, Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria.

P.M.NEWS gathered that the accident was caused by the big flame from the burning of the refuse dump along the expressway which caused poor visibility for motorists and led to the accident that claimed two lives.

Our correspondent gathered from an eyewitness that if not for the quick intervention of some good Nigerians and the men of the fire services, more casualties would have been recorded during the incident which caused serious traffic jams on many roads within the Ijebu Ode metropolis up till the time of filing this report.

It was gathered that a truck coming on a fast speed hit a car from behind and it resulted in multiple accidents.

Our correspondent further gathered that two trucks were also involved in the accident, but surprisingly, the three trucks sped away.

Some of the vehicles involved in the accident included Mercedez Benz C320, painted in ash colour with registration number EK 10 APP, Toyota Sienna Space bus painted in gold colour, a used (tokunbo) car, Toyota Hiace commuter bus that belongs to Lakisin Express with registration number XC 675 WEN, Toyota Hiace white with Sunshine Express written on it and a Mitsubishi Space Wagon car painted in wine colour with registration number EG 361 GGE.

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One of the victims identified as Emmanuel Edubuike who claimed to be a police officer told our correspondent that only God spared his life.

”I don’t know how the whole thing happened. I just saw smoke on the road and I was trying to manouvred my way when the truck hit me from behind. I cannot explain further, my brother is still in the hospital. I was just coming from there.

“They stitched my head and jaw, two people have died and one man is still in coma as I am talking to you now.”

The victims are currently undergoing treatment at the Ro’ona hospital at Bonojo street, Ijebu Ode.

When our correspondent visited the hospital, sympathisers were seen taking a look at the people.

At the police post, Ikoto where all the affected vehicles were taken to, a police source confirmed the incident and stated that some of the victims treated have been discharged while those that sustained serious injuries are still at the hospital.

By Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta

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