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6 die in second auto crash on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Wednesday

6 die in second auto crash on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Wednesday
Written by Maritime First

… As 4 burnt to death in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident***

Six persons died and one other was injured in yet another auto crash on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Wednesday.

The crash at Kara’s turning point came few hours after a Toyota Hiace bus went up in flames, killing four persons and injuring 13 others at the Fidiwo area of Ogunmakin on the expressway.

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Federal Road Safety Corps spokesperson, Florence Okpe, said the latest accident involved a Toyota Previa marked LRG 165 AA.

Okpe said that eight persons were involved in the accident, adding that it was caused by excessive speeding and loss of control which led to the vehicle hitting the road median.

She said the injured victim was taken to Redeem Hospital for treatment, while the deceased was deposited at a hospital in Sagamu, Ogun.

In the same vein, no fewer than four persons were burnt to death while 13 others sustained injuries on Wednesday in a lone accident involving a Toyota Hiace bus, at Fidiwo on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

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

Umar said that the accident occurred at 2:25 p.m. and was caused by excessive speed, tyre burst and loss of control which led to the vehicle summersaulting and in the process catching fire.

He said that all those involved in the accident were male adults.

“The vehicle registration number could not be retrieved,” he said.

Umar said that the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital Ogere and Idera Hospital Sagamu

He said that the deceased were deposited at the morgue of Victory Hospital.

The sector commander commiserated with the families of the crash victims and advised motorists to drive cautiously, always check their tyres and avoid excessive speed.


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