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4 dead, 6 injured on Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident – FRSC

Tipper crushes father of 30 children in Kogi – FRSC
Written by Maritime First

… As Fire razes 11 shops in Ilorin market***

Four persons died while six others sustained varying degrees of injuries in an accident involving a Mazda bus and a truck on the Iperu bridge, Ogere on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Mr Ahmed Umar, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun confirmed this to newsmen in Abeokuta on Tuesday.

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”The accident occurred this morning at about 6:25 a.m. involving a Mazda bus with registration numbers YYY 412 XB and an unregistered truck.

” The Mazda bus driver who was on high speed crashed into the moving truck from behind due to light defect on the truck.

The truck’s rear lights made to signal vehicles from behind were not functioning,” he said.

”A male child was among the dead.

The injured victims were taken to the Victory Hospital, Ogere for medical attention while the deceased have been deposited at the FOS Morgue, Ipara.

The sector commander advised motorists to ensure that everything is working in their vehicle before embarking on any trip while also cautioning them on speed violations.

He sympathized with the family of the victims and advised them to contact the FRSC Ogere for more information about the crash.

In another development, an early morning fire razed 11 shops at the Alamu Market in Ilorin, Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara on Monday.

The Kwara Fire Service confirmed the incident in a statement issued by its Head of Media and Publicity, Mr Hassan Adekunle, in Ilorin.

“A passerby on motorcycle was the one who noticed the inferno and alerted the state fire service.

“Firemen did everything possible and immediately stopped the spread of fire to other shops and subsequently put it out,” Adekunle said.

The spokesperson stated that the fire was suspected to be caused by an electric power surge.

He advised the general public, especially traders, to always be safety conscious.

 

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