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2 die, 1 injured in Lagos-Ibadan road auto crash

2 die, 1 injured in Lagos-Ibadan road auto crash
Written by Maritime First

… As NPA says 4 ships with frozen fish expected at Lagos ports***

Two persons died, while one other sustained injuries in an accident involving two trucks at Ogere, on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Tuesday.

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, Spokesperson, Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to the newsmen in Abeokuta.

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According to Akinbiyi, a tanker that was speeding rammed into a stationary DAF truck.

He explained that the driver of the truck was fixing one of its rear tyres when the accident happened.

He said, ”the tanker driver was either speeding or dosing while on the steering before he lost control and rammed into the DAF truck.”

The TRACE spokesperson explained that the incident occurred at about 8.00 a.m.

He added that the two deceased were in the tanker, while the tanker driver also sustained injuries.

Akinbiyi stated that the bodies of the deceased had been deposited at the FOS morgue, Ipara Remo, while the injured person was taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere.

In another development, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Tuesday said that out of the 20 ships expected at Lagos ports, four were laden with frozen fish.

It said that the remaining 16 ships expected at the port contain bulk wheat, bulk sugar, bulk salt, general cargo, truck, container, butane gas, bulk gypsum and petrol.

It noted that the ship was expected to arrive at the port between May 31 and June 14.

The NPA in its daily Shipping Position added that 21 other ships had arrived at the Lagos Port Complex and were discharging petrol and others.

It said that the ships were also discharging bulk wheat, general cargo, frozen fish, bulk sugar, butane gas, steam coal, container and bulk fertilizer.

The authority said that four other ships had arrived at the port waiting to berth with petrol and wheat bran.

 

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