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Thursday, 23 August 2018

Two die in Lagos-Ibadan road Sallah day crash.

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The Ogun State command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has said two persons died on Tuesday when a commercial bus somersaulted on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The Sector Commander, Mr Clement Oladele, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta, the state capital, that the accident occurred at 5 p.m at Lamona Park on the expressway.

Oladele said the Volkswagen commercial bus, marked (Lagos) LSR 971 XG, had 28 passengers, including 16 females and 12 males as well as three children on board.

The sector commander noted that the accident was caused by a tyre burst which resulted in the vehicle somersaulting.

He said: “Two people died in the accident and their bodies have been deposited at Isara mortuary while the injured were taken to Isara Hospital at Ogere.”

Oladele urged motorists to obey traffic regulations and follow instructions from FRSC patrol teams and other sister traffic agencies.

He also urged motorists driving into construction areas to obey the maximum speed limit of 50 kilometre per hour stipulated on road signs along the corridors and avoid overtaking.

Also, one person reportedly died yesterday in two separate road accidents in Akoko, Ondo State.

The first accident involved a bus and a commercial motorcycle (Okada) rider around 9 p.m.

The Okada man reportedly had a head injury.

An eyewitness said the victim was taken to Ikare-Akoko Specialist Hospital by men of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in the town.

The hospital’s Medical Director Dr Wale Oguntuase said the man was brought in with a serious head injury.

He said the accident victim was immediately referred to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) at Owo.

Also, FRSC’s Unit Commander for Ikare Akoko, Jimoh Basiru, said his men carried the Okada man to FMC at Owo where he was confirmed dead.

The second accident involved an oil tanker, which detoured while climbing the “deadly” Okerigbo Hill.

FRSC officials supervised the offloading of the product into another trailer.

They were said to have used a towing vehicle to remove the tanker from the busy highway.

Basiru warned motorists against night journey, saying it is too risky.

A spokesman in the community, Alhaji Ibrahim Kilani, urged the state government to level up Okerigbo Hill at Akungba Akoko, as it did at Oke-Alabojuto in Ikare Akoko to reduce accidents on the road.
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