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Four die, eight injureed in Lagos-Ibadan road crash



Four persons have died and eight others injuried in an accident involving a Mazda bus and a truck at Lufwape, on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Sunday.

  The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun State, Ahmed Umar, confirmed the incident in Abeokuta.

  He said that the incident occurred at 3:40 pm and was caused by the driver of the truck, who was over speeding and driving dangerously. He stated that 20 people were involved in the accident, comprising 12 male and eight female passengers, saying that eight men and six women sustained injuries while two men and two female passengers died in the accident.

  “The truck driver drove dangerously, forcing the Mazda bus driver to lose control and crashed on the highway. Unfortunately, the truck driver escaped,” he said.

  Umar said that the injured victims were taken to Idera Hospital, Sagamu, for treatment while the deceased were deposited at the same hospital mortuary.

  He cautioned motorists on dangerous driving, warning them to drive defensively, maintaining safe speed and obeying traffic rules and regulations.

  The sector commander commiserated with the family of the victims and  njoined them to contact FRSC, Mowe Division for more information on the crash.

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