5 die, 10 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident

Rescue officials of the FRSC

FILE photo: Rescue officials of the FRSC at an accident scene

By Abiodun Lawal

Five people died while 10 others were injured in an accident involving two trucks and a passenger bus on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Wednesday.

The multiple crash occurred around 9:56 a.m. at NASFAT turning area of the road, Mrs Florence Okpe, the spokesperson of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun , confirmed the incident to journalists

Okpe identified the vehicles invloved in the accident as a Daf truck marked KUT 561 ZZ, Toyota Hiace bus marked GGE 84 YF and a Man diesel truck without a registration number.

She said that the likely cause of the accident was dangerous driving on the part of one of the trucks.

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” A total of 15 persons were involved, which comprised 11 men and four women.

” Ten were injured (six men and four women) while five persons were killed from the multiple crash,” she said.

The FRSC spokesperson said that the injured victims were taken to Famobis Hospital, Mowe, while the deceased were deposited at Idera Hospital morgue, Sagamu.

The Sector Commander, Anthony Uga, cautioned motorists on speed and reckless driving, advising them to drive defensively for safety.


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