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Seven dead, 11 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway crash

Seven people were reported killed and eleven others sustaining serious injuries in a road accident which occurred at about 9.33p.m. on Monday night at Ogere along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, as a result of poor visibility cause by rain.

Penpushing reports that the Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Ogun State Command, Florence Okpe, confirmed this in a statement adding that that the accident involved a truck with no registration number and a Mazda bus, with registration number MNY894 YN.

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The Command Public Education Officer in the statement stated that the injured victims had been taken to PATMAG Hospital, Ogere, for medical attention while the corpses were deposited at FOS morgue, Ipara.

Penpushing further reports that the command cautioned motorists to shun excessive speed and use speed limits, especially at night and during the rain due to poor visibility, and sympathised with the family of the crash victims with advice for passengers to always be on the alert to correct some mistakes of the drivers.

The statement in a related development said a team from Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Ibafo Command carried out a rescue operation at an accident scene at Kara at the Berger end of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

‘The crash, which occurred at about 0530hrs, involved two vehicles with the following details: A blue Peugeot bus with registration number WRA224XA and an Orange DAF Truck with registration number ANC711XA. Four people were involved in the crash. Two people died, the injured victims were taken to the nearest hospital, while the corpses were handed over to the family members’, the statement said.

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