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5 killed, 10 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway crash

At least five persons on Wednesday died while 10 others sustained injuries in an accident along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Our correspondent gathered that the incident…

At least five persons on Wednesday died while 10 others sustained injuries in an accident along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Our correspondent gathered that the incident occurred at NASFAT turning on the highway around 10 am, involving a Daf truck marked KUT 561 ZZ, a Toyota Hiace bus marked GGE 84 YF and a Man diesel truck without a registration number.

The spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun State, Mrs Florence Okpe, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.

Okpe noted that the accident was caused as a result of dangerous driving on the part of one of the trucks.

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She explained that the truck made a sudden U-turn without any indication to alert the truck behind which led to loss of control of both the truck and the bus.

“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.

Okpe explained that the injured victims were taken to Famobis Hospital, Mowe while the corpses were deposited at Idera Hospital morgue, Sagamu.

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

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