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Four die, 11 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident

Four persons have been killed, and 11 others sustained injuries in a lone accident which occurred on Sunday involving a Foton bus, as a result of a tyre burst at the Aiyetoro axis on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Penpushing reports that Public Relations Officer of the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the incident which happened at 9.59am, said the commercial bus somersaulted into a ditch.

The agency spokesperson disclosed that the accident involved 15 people, which comprised three men and 12 women, adding that 11 women were injured while three men and one woman died in the accident.

“According to a witness account, the bus marked AGL 989 YA was coming from Ibadan inbound Lagos when it had a tyre burst on the driver’s side at Ayetoro axis on the expressway, which led the bus to somersault into a ditch,” he said.

Penpushing further reports that Akinbiyi explained that the deceased were deposited at the Idera morgue, Sagamu, while the injured victims were taken to Famobis Hospital, Mowe, just as he appealed to drivers to avoid excessive speed, tokunbo tyres, and adhere to traffic rules and regulations.

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