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Accident claims 3 lives on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway

Written by Maritime First

…As Barge pushed by tug collided with bridge on Maju river, Brazil***

Three persons were on Monday confirmed dead in an accident involving a tipper loaded with granite and a Dangote truck around Mile 12 Market, Ogere, Ogun, on the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway.

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

Akinbiyi said that the accident occurred around 5:45 a.m., saying that the accident was caused by the tipper with registration number MUS-589 XX.

“We learnt that the tipper was heading inbound Lagos on top speed from a Quarry at Isara. It lost control and rammed into the Dangote truck with registration number NSR-89 YQ from behind.

“The three people who lost their lives were in the loaded tipper.

“The two accidented vehicles were taken to the Police Motor Traffic Division at Ogere,’’ he said.

Akinbiyi said that the corpses of the deceased had been deposited at FOS Mortuary, Ipara.

In the meantime, pusher tug VO MARIA pushing a barge, loaded with bulk cargo, collided with bridge on Moju river, Para State, Brazil, on Apr 6.

A section of the bridge, with two passing cars on it, collapsed and fell into water. It is not known yet how many people were in those two cars. 5 crew of pusher tug weren’t hurt.

All media, local, national and mainstream, labeled tug as a ferry, which of course, is an obvious mistake.

Para State officials already said, that the tug didn’t have required license or whatever, to navigate in Moju river waters. It’s an inland pusher tug, no data found in available databases.

Additional report from Fleetmon

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