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General News of Thursday, 14 January 2021

Source: Punch

Five killed as speeding bus rams into truck in Ogun

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Five persons lost their lives while about 14 sustained injuries on Wednesday in a road crash along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The accident which involved a truck and Mazda bus occurred at 2:51pm around Kara turning, near Lagos State.

Our correspondent gathered that the bus driver with Registration Number  EPE575XA lost control of the wheels and rammed into the truck with the Registration Number APP397YA from the rear.

Both the Federal Road Safety Corps and the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps confirmed the incident.

They, however, differed on the figures of the injured victims.

The FRSC Sector Commander, Ahmed Umar, said 19 persons were involved in the accident out of which five died while 14 others sustained varying degrees of injuries.

But the TRACE Spokesman, Babatunde Akinbiyi, said 21 persons were involved in the accident out of which 16 were injured, including a toddler, while five died.

According to FRSC sector commander, the speeding bus hit the truck from the rear while the articulated vehicle was making a turning at Kara.

He said, “The bus driver was on high speed, lost control and hit the trailer at the rear. The crash happened at a turning point; the trailer was making a turning and the bus hit the trailer at the rear.”

Umar disclosed that injured victims had been taken to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital and Idera Hospital, both in Sagamu.

He added that corpses of the victims were taken to Fakoya Mortuary in Sagamu.

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