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Sunday, May 28, 2023

18 Die On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

By Adebayo Michael

Eighteen persons have reportedly died in an accident which occurred along the Lagos-Ibaban expressway.

Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Bisi Kazeem, confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday.

Kazeem said 25 people were involved in the accident which occurred on Saturday around the Isara bridge area, but seven people survived.

“Two Mazda buses and a Toyota Previa bus were involved in a collision, which resulted in a fire incident. The other victims were burnt beyond recognition.

“However, seven out of the two Mazda buses on the right lane survived while others were caught up in the inferno and got burnt beyond recognition.

“And those in the Previa bus which had assumedly committed the road traffic violation got burnt beyond recognition,” he said.

Kazeem said the accident happened at about 10:20pm adding that it was caused by over-speeding and road traffic violation.

He advised travelers to avoid night travel, adding that over-speeding and road traffic violations increase fatalities of road traffic crashes during night travels.




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