Lagos-Ibadan Expressway accident kills seven, vehicles burst into flames

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Seven burnt to death in Osun motor accident

By Ige Adekunle

No fewer than seven people died on Saturday night in an accident on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway after their vehicles burst into flames.

The accident which involved two vehicles happened around Sandrete Ogunmakin area, Ogun Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Ahmed Umar said.

Umar said that three other persons sustained various degrees of injuries in the accident.

The Sector Commander explained that the crash which occurred at about 10.40 p.m. involved a truck and a bus both without registration number.

He added that a total of 10 persons were involved in the accident.

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Umar added that seven persons were burnt beyond recognition only to be identified with skulls, while the other three sustained various degrees of injuries.

The Sector Commander blamed the unfortunate accident on route violation, adding that the truck and the bus had a head-on collision which resulted in a fire outbreak.

“The survivors were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere, for medical attention,” he said.

The FRSC commander cautioned motorists to desist from driving against traffic as there was great danger in route violation.

Umar also commiserated with the family of the crash victims and urged them to contact FRSC Ogunmakin Area for more information about the injured victims.

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