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Six die in Idiroko-Ota road accident

Six persons were on Monday killed and  two others sustained injuries in an accident which happened at about 1.20 p.m at Olokuta area on Idiroko-Ota Expressway, in Ipokia local government area of Ogun State

Penpushing reports that Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun State Command Ahmed Umar, who confirmed the incident, said it involved two vehicles a tanker laden with gas and a Volvo 626, both registration numbers not visible due to the nature of the crash.

The Sector Commander disclosed that eight people were involved in the accident, in which six persons died, while two males sustained various degrees of injuries, adding that the victims were trapped under the crash vehicle.

“The six corpses of the victims were trapped under the crash vehicle but rescue operations are ongoing to recover them. However, the injured victims were taken to hospital for medical attention’, the sector commander said.

Penpushing further reports that,  Umar attributed the suspected cause of the crash to wrongful overtaking, which led to head on collision, and, however cautioned the public against acts that could led to explosion as gas is spilling out seriously and making the rescue operation difficult.

The agency boss  stated that the fire service were contacted immediately, and that as at the time of filing this report, the scene of the crash had been conned to avert secondary crash, adding that the officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)  were fully on ground managing the situation and making effort to remove the trapped bodies.

Penpushing also reports that the sector commander of the corps advised motorists to drive cautiously and remain calm, urging them to cooperate with FRSC personnel pending when the situation would be put to order.

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