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Regional News of Thursday, 6 January 2022


3 die, 17 sustain injuries in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway crash

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Three persons lost their lives on Wednesday, January 5 in a lone accident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said.

This was confirmed by Mr. Ahmed Umar, the Sector Commander who said 17 other persons sustained various degrees of injuries in the crash.

Umar explained that 20 people comprising six male adults and 14 female adults were involved in the crash in a Ford bus marked GGE 574 Y.

He said the crash occurred at about 1.30p.m. around Sandrete on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

He said that a total of 17 people comprising five male adults and 12 female adults were injured, while three persons – a male and two female adults – died in the accident, reports the News Agency of Nigeria.

“The bodies of the victims have been deposited at the morgue of FOS Hospital, Ipara, Ogun, while the survivors are receiving treatment at Victory Hospital, Ogere,” he said.

Umar who attributed the cause of the accident to tyre burst and excessive speeding, cautioned motorists against speed violation and advised them to always check their tyres to know the expiration dates.

He however commiserated with the families of the crash victims and enjoined them to contact FRSC office in Ogunmakin for more information about the crash.