Christmas Day tragedy :Six people feared dead , 12 other injured as two vehicles collide on Lagos-Ibadan expressway


It was a Christmas Day tragedy along the Lagos- Ibadan express way following the report from The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun that said six persons lost their lives in an accident that involved two vehicles on Saturday.

Confirming the tragedy is Ahmed Umar, sector commander to the NAN at Ota, Ogun state.

According to Umar, he said that 12 other persons sustained various injuries in the accident.

Umar explained that the unfortunate accident, which involved 18 persons, occurred at about 3.20 a.m.

He said that the two vehicles involved in the accident are a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number MKA 567 XZ and an Iveco articulated vehicle marked XF 854 KTN.

“The corpses of the victims have been deposited at Idera Hospital, Sagamu, while the survivors were taken to different hospitals for treatment,’’ he said.

He blamed the crash on excessive speeding and loss of control and urged motorists to desist from overspeeding to avoid unnecessary loss of lives and property.

Umar also told NAN that N127,900 was recovered from the accident scene.

He advised cautious driving and enjoined families of those who might have travelled in the Toyota bus to contact FRSC Ibafo Outpost for more information.

The sector commander commiserated with the families of the crash victims.

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