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Accident claims 3 lives on Lagos-Ibadan expressway



5 die, 6 injured in Ogun road accident

… As Speeding driver dies in Anambra accident***

Three persons were confirmed dead on Saturday in an accident involving a DAF truck, a Toyota Sienna and a Toyota Camry at Olowotedo axis outbound Lagos on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

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

Akinbiyi noted that the accident occurred at 4:07 pm and was caused by the Toyota Camry car with no registration number.

He explained that the car wrongfully overtook the truck, loaded with empty crates, and this caused the truck driver to lose control and rammed into the Toyota Sienna in front.

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The TRACE spokesman said that nine people were involved in the accident, saying that two people were injured while three persons died on the spot.

“The Toyota Camry car which caused the accident escaped,” he said.

Akinbiyi said that both the Sienna marked SHS 31 XH and the truck with registration number AKD 361 XY had been taken to Redeemed Police Station for further investigation on the unfortunate crash.

He stated that the deceased was deposited at a private morgue in Sagamu while the injured were taken to Famobis hospital in lotto, Mowe.

He commiserated with the families of the deceased while admonishing drivers to avoid reckless and dangerous overtaking.

In the meantime, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra said an accident involving two vehicles at Okeohia on Ihialla-Owerri Expressway, has claimed the life of a male adult.

The Sector Commander of the corps, Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi, confirmed the accident to the newsmen in Awka, on Sunday.

Irelewuyi said the accident could be attributed to speeding and loss of control.

“The fatal crash involved an unidentified driver of a Nissan commercial bus with registration number NKK 314 VT and unidentified driver of a Trailer with no registration number.

“Eyewitness report indicates that the bus driver was carrying illegal crude oil and was speeding. As a result of excessive speed, he rammed into a stationary trailer.

Scene of the accident in Anambra

“The trailer driver on seeing what had happened immediately entered his vehicle and drove off.

“Five persons were involved in the crash, including four male adults and one female adult.

“The corpse of the bus driver was taken to Our Lady’s Mortuary in Ihiala after he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty,” he said.

While condoling with the family of the dead, the Sector Commander urged motorists to obey traffic regulations and maintain a safe speed limit to prevent road accidents.




Fire Guts Shops, Warehouses, Restaurant at Olowu



Fire Guts Shops, Warehouses, Restaurant at Olowu

 Barely 36 hours after fire destroyed a section of Balogun market, another consumed part of Olowu spare parts market in Ikeja area of Lagos.

Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, Territorial Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) told newsmen on Thursday in Lagos that the fire was recorded in the early hours of the morning.

Farinloye said that the fire, which was reported to have started at about 2:30. a.m, affected 13 shops, 4 warehouses and one restaurant.

“The cause of the fire cannot be determined as at now.

“But the Chairman of the traders association, Bassey Ikpendu, while narrating the situation, applauded the efforts of the State Fire Service that prevented the escalation of the incident due to the combustible materials that were involved,” Farinloye said.

He said that no injury or death was recorded.

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4 die in Bauchi crash seven hours after 5 were killed in previous one



4 die in Bauchi crash seven hours after 5 were killed in previous one

Four persons were killed in an auto crash in Lago village in Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State on Wednesday.

Thirteen other persons sustained various degrees of injuries in the lone accident which involved one Toyota bus.

The crash came barely seven hours after five people were killed in another auto crash in Panshanu village, on the Toro-Bauchi Highway, also in Bauchi State.

Sector Commander of the FRSC in Bauchi State, Mr. Yusuf Abdullahi, attributed the cause of the crash to a burst tyre and loss of control by the bus driver.

“The 17 persons involved in the fatal crash are all male Nigerian army personnel travelling to Abuja on official assignment.

“Four of them lost their lives on the spot while 13 others sustained head injuries, bruises and fractures,’’ he said.

Abdullahi added that the corpses of the deceased had been deposited in the morgue at the General Hospital, Darazo, while the injured were taken to the Specialist Hospital, Bauchi, for treatment.

The Sector Commander advised motorists to always be conscious of traffic rules and regulations while plying the roads.

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Road Crash: 2 die, 10 injured in Ikare-Akoko—FRSC



Road Crash: 2 die, 10 injured in Ikare-Akoko—FRSC

 Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ondo State Command, says no fewer than two people died and 10 were injured in a road accident in the state on Saturday morning.

Mr. Ezekiel SonAllah, FRSC State Sector Commander, made this known in a statement made available to the newsmen on Saturday in Akure.

SonAllah said that the accident occurred at Jubilee road in Ikare-Akoko, along Ajowa-Ikare in Akoko Northeast Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

The FRSC commander explained that the accident involved one commercial Toyota Hiace vehicle, marked ZAR 288 XF, and an unregistered Bajaj & Boxer motorcycle.

SonAllah, who attributed the cause of the accident to speed violation, said it occurred around 6:50 am with 19 people involved.

“While out of 18 male adults and one female adult involved, Nine male adults and one female adult were injured while two male adults died.

“Meanwhile, the injured victims were taken to the State Specialist Hospital, Ikare-Akoko, for medical attention and the dead were deposited at the hospital mortuary.”

He said the vehicle and Motorcycle have been taken over by men of Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Ikare division.”

SonAllah, therefore, warned all motorists to desist from overspeeding especially when they are driving through a town and ensure that a speed device is installed in their vehicles.

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