No less than sixteen persons on were reportedly dead in a tragic auto crash involving two vehicles in Epe area of Lagos State.
The accident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday along Alaro City.
It was gathered that five others were critically injured in the crash while two suffered no injuries.
Mr Olabisi Sonusi, the Public Education Officer of FRSC, Lagos Command who confirmed the accident in a statement, said that the crash occurred at 03:00 am and was caused by impaired visibility due to reckless driving.
He stated that crash involved 23 male adults, adding that the five injured victims have been hospitalised.
“The vehicles involved in the crash were a white bus with Registration number KTN 262YJ and an Articulated truck (Registration Number unknown),”
“FRSC operatives and other emergency management
agencies are on the ground, ensuring prompt recovery and evacuation of all crashed vehicles.
“The Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps Lagos Sector Command Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide, therefore, advised motorists to always avoid night journey because of impaired visibility at that hour,” the statement reads
He also admonished the motoring public always to observe construction signage and speed limits at such zones.
“Ogungbemide is also using this medium to commiserate with the families of the deceased while wishing the injured quick recovery.”