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BREAKING: Five dead, Four injured in early accident on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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By AYENI OLALEKAN --- No fewer than five people have confirmed dead and four others critically injured in an auto crash that occourred this morning - Thursday, July 8, at Lagos-Ibadan expressway.




The fatal crash, according to Mowe Unit Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) ACC Abdullahi Denja, involving a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number SPR373XA and a Scania truck numbered GGE468XX.

The fatal crash, he said occourred at about 0910HRS (9.10am) within Indomie area, besides Christopher University, along the expressway with nine occupants (6 male, 3 female) in the vehicles.

ACC Denja said five people (3 female and 2 male have confirmed dead while four people (all male were injured).



According to the FRSC Chief, the dead victims have been deposited at OSUTH, while the Injured also taken there for medical treatment. 

He explained that the causes of the crashes was attributed to overspeed and wrongful overtaking.

"An eyewitness account said the bus made an attempt to overtake the truck, in the process it steering locked and rammed into the truck," he said.

The Lagos and Ogun Zonal Commander, ACM Peter Kibo, commiserates with the families of the deceased, urging motorists and other road users to eschew violating single out of traffic rules, saying its antecedent always fatal and lead to lost of lives and properties.

He said FRSC has and will continually  preach against traffic rules' violations and any motorist or other road users caught with the act of disobedience to traffic rules would always prosecuted in accordance with road traffic laws.

"Disobedience to traffic rules not the best while making use of the road. Single violation out of traffic rules always caused irreparable loss to lives and properties. So, FRSC, being the leading agency in making highways safe for the users is expecting all road users to cooperate with the agency towards guarantee maximum safety on roads. Safety on roads is everyone's business," ACM Kibo added.

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