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Seven Passengers Dead, 18 Injured In Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Accident



An accident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Thursday resulted in the deaths of no less than seven people due to burn injuries, while another 18 people were hurt to varying degrees.

The accident occurred a few metres after Sapade bridge in Remo-North local government area of Ogun state.

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The Federal Road Safety Corps Public Education Officer, Ogun Command, Florence Okpe, confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday.

Okpe said a total of 28 persons were involved which comprised 25 male adults, two female adults and one female child.

She explained that 18 persons comprising 17 male adults and one female adult were injured.

She said, “A total of seven persons were burnt beyond recognition.

“Two vehicles were involved with registration numbers BWR 762 PV, a Toyota Sienna, and a Mazda bus BDN 18 LG.

“The suspected causes of the fatal crash were speed and route violation on the part of the Sienna bus which followed ‘one way’ and collided with the Mazda bus and unfortunately there was a fire outbreak.

“The injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere, for medical attention and some to Idera Hospital Sagamu.”

The dead remains were placed at a private morgue in Ipara, according to Okpe.

She added, however, that Ahmed Umar, the FRSC’s Ogun Sector Command Sector Commander, has warned drivers about the risks of speeding and violating traffic laws.

She quotes the Commander as saying, “Motorists are instructed to drive cautiously and take other road users into consideration since human lives are vital.

“He also commiserated with the families of the victims and advised them to contact FRSC, Ogere, for more information about the crash.”

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