11 burnt beyond recognition in ghastly Lagos-Ibadan expressway crash

The ghastly accident on Lagos-Ibadan expressway. NAN Photo

The ghastly accident on Lagos-Ibadan expressway. NAN Photo

By Abiodun Lawal

Eleven people died in a multiple auto crash near Isara Bridge, Ogere, off the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Saturday night.

Seven other people sustained varying degrees of injuries in the inferno that resulted from the accident.

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

Umar stated that the accident, which occurred at 10.35 p.m. involved two Mazda buses and a car and was caused by excessive speeding.

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He added that the affected vehicles and the dead were burnt beyond identification and recognition.

Six of the seven injured persons were taken to a hospital at Ogere for treatment, while the seventh person was taken to Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ilisan, also in Ogun for treatment.

“Motorists are advised to drive cautiously, obey traffic rules and regulations and also cooperate with traffic managers,’’ he admonished.


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