Seven Dies, Others Injured In Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Auto Crash

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At least seven persons including two children were on Sunday reportedly burnt to death, after a bus crashed and went up in flames on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The incident which occurred at the OPIC area of the highway, left 14 other passengers with varying degrees of injury.

The spokesman for the Federal Road Safety Corps, Florence Okpe, confirmed the incident in Abeokuta.

Okpe said the lone crash which involved a Mazda bus marked BDG993YG occurred at 10:45 am on Sunday.

She said a total number of 22 persons, consisting of seven males and eight female adults, four male children and three female children, were involved in the crash, out of which seven died while 14 others were injured.

She, however blamed the crash on excessive speed and brake failure which led to loss of control.

Okpe explained that the vehicle went up in flames after it crashed and burnt some of the occupants to death.

She said, “The injured victims have been taken to Lagos State Accident Emergency Centre, Ojota while the corpses were deposited at Olabisi Onabajo University Teaching Hospital morgue Sagamu.”

Meanwhile, the Sector Commander of FRSC, Ahmed Umar has commiserated with the family of the victims and advised motorists to shun excessive speed and always conduct a routine vehicle check for good maintenance and replacement of any defect.

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