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Auto crash claims 4 lives in Delta

4 burnt to death, 16 injured in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway accident
Written by Maritime First

Four people, allegedly transporting diesel illegally, lost their lives in an auto crash on Monday in the Ughelli South Local Government area of Delta.

A witness told newsmen that the accident happened early on Monday morning at the popular Ekuigbo Junction on the East/West Road.

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

The witness said that the victims, transporting a “black market” diesel, were allegedly being pursued by security operatives when the driver of the vehicle lost control and rammed into a stationary truck and exploded.

When contacted, DSP. Bright Edafe, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Delta Command, confirmed the incident to the newsmen through a phone call.

“Yes, it is confirmed,” Edafe simply told newsmen.

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