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KOGI Auto Crash: Iron Cramps Choke 15 Passengers to Death, injure 5- FRSC

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KOGI Auto Crash: Iron Cramps Choke 15 Passengers to Death, injure 5- FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Tuesday, confirmed that 15 persons died and five others were seriously injured in an auto crash that occurred in Kogi.

The crash followed a collision between J-5 Boxer Bus and a Petroleum Tanker, at Koton-Karfe along Lokoja-Abuja highway around 7.30 am on Tuesday.

Corps Commander Stephen Dawulung, Kogi FRSC Sector Commander, who confirmed the incident, said that the 5 injured persons were rushed to Ideal Hospital at Koton-Karfe for immediate medical attention.

Dawulung said that the corpses of the dead victims have been deposited at the Morgue of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja.

The sector commander explained that the cause of the crash was due to the sheer violation of traffic rules by the bus driver, who was driving against traffic while heading to Abuja from Lokoja.

“The bus driver left his lane and was driving in the opposite direction on high speed only to have a head-on collision with an oncoming petroleum tanker.

“Thank God the tanker which was laden with Petroleum product did not go up in flames, which could have been more devastating and worrisome.

“The unfortunate thing is that the bus was conveying iron cramps with 17 passengers, 15 of which were terribly squeezed and choked to death during the collision,.

“It’s sad the prevalent disabuse of traffic rules and regulations by motorists and commuters. Vehicles meant for Goods should strictly Carry only goods and not passengers as in this unfortunate case,” Dawulung lamented

The FRSC Commander, however, commiserated with the families of the victims and advised motorists to always adhere to traffic rules and regulations to avoid unwanted auto crashes.

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Tragedy: 2 die in early morning accident in Akure

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Tragedy: 2 die in early morning accident in Akure

Tragedy struck at dawn on Wednesday in Akure, when a commercial motorcyclist conveying a passenger to the hospital crashed into a stationary truck resulting in the death of the two.

The accident, which occurred at 5.45 a.m., on the Airport Road, Oba-Ile in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, later attracted motorists, commercial motorcyclists, and passersby who gathered to mourn the loss.

A source, who did not want his name mentioned, told the newsmen that the accident occurred opposite the residence of Chief Olu Falae in Akure.

The source said that a truck owned by a block-making industry broke down beside the road two days ago, but was not moved.

“The commercial motorcyclist who was coming from the Oba-Ile axis and going to Akure at full speed hit the stationary vehicle,” the source said.

Another source said that the commercial motorcyclist came to Oba-Ile from Akure to convey a passenger, who was ill, to the hospital before the tragedy occurred.

“The commercial motorcyclist was one of our colleagues living in Akure. He came to pick up a brother, who had been sick for some time, to the hospital.

“The motorcycle did not have any lights and the rider only used a touch to illuminate the darkness before the accident happened

“The commercial motorcyclist and his passenger died on the spot after hitting the truck in spite of the ‘C caution’ and some blocks placed on the road,” the source said.

SP Olufunmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, Police Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Ondo State, who confirmed the incident, said that the corpses had been deposited at the morgue at the specialist hospital, Akure.

Odunlami-Omisanya advised motorists to always exercise caution whenever they were behind the wheel.

“What happened was that the stationary vehicle was parked on the roadside because it had a mechanical fault. It was the commercial motorcyclist that ran into the vehicle.

“Everybody needs to be careful. I cannot, however, confirm whether the motorcyclist was at high speed or not,” the PPRO said.

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1 shot as Police, Traders Clash in Lagos Alaba Rago Market

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One person was on Tuesday shot, during a clash between police and traders at Alaba Rago market, in Ojo area of Lagos State.

Eye witness told the Maritime First that trouble started after police officers from Okokomaiko Division stormed the market to effect the arrest of a suspect and were resisted by traders.

The police it learnt, felt taken aback by traders bent on preventing them from carrying out what they saw as legitimate duty.

The din and din-dong had actually continued, and this eventually resulted into a violent clash, during which one person sustained a gunshot injury.

The Spokesperson, Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident.

He said that the police, who went to the market to arrest a suspect, shot in a bid to retreat from the attack.

“The policemen of Okokomaiko Division today went into Alaba Rago market to effect arrest of a suspect but came under heavy attack from a large number of traders.

“In a bid to tactically retreat from the armed mob attack, one of the officers fired his weapon, resulting in a fatal injury to one of the attackers.

“A detailed investigation has commenced into the immediate and remote causes of the incident,” he said.

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One dead, another rescued with injury in Lagos tanker accident

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One dead, another rescued with injury in Lagos tanker accident- Maritime First Newspaper

The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service says one person died and another rescued with injury from a fallen tanker at Otto Wharf Bus Stop, Apapa – Oshodi Expressway, Mile 2, Lagos.

The Director of the service, Mrs Margaret Adeseye, confirmed the incident, on Sunday.

Adeseye said that the incident happened at about 4:02 a.m. on Sunday involving a 45,000 litres tanker loaded with diesel, heading towards Oshodi from Apapa area.

She said that the tanker on motion reportedly fell on a stationed towing van while negotiating its way out of barriers introduced by unidentified tolls collectors on Apapa road.

“The resultant accident was mitigated by the Sari-Iganmu fire crew of the service. However, two male adults were involved. One was rescued alive with varying degrees of injury to the nearest hospital and the other recovered dead,” she said.

The Director said the tanker and towing van have been evacuated from the road.

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