Thursday, July 29, 2021

Thirteen die, 12 injured In Ogun road accident

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Thirteen persons have been confirmed dead while 12 others sustained injuries on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway yesterday

The accident involved an unregistered Volvo truck and a commercial Mazda.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement, Babatunde Akinbiyi said the commercial bus was coming from Lagos, when it overtook the truck dangerously before ramming into a stationed vehicle at the roadside killing nine persons in the vehicle on the spot..

Report says the commercial bus was overloaded with 25 passengers comprising nine men, eight women and eight minors instead of 18 passengers.

While 12 injured passengers consisted of five men, three women and four minors, the 13 dead people comprised four males, five females and four minors.

Akinbiyi explained that the injured victims were rushed to a nearby hospital with the deceased deposited at the same hospital mortuary in Sagamu.