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5 die, 9 injured in Ogun auto crash



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At least five persons have been confirmed dead and nine others injured in Saturday night’s motor accident along the Sagamu axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun State, Mr. Clement Oladele, who confirmed the accident on Sunday, said it occurred at 9.10 p.m. around Danco Petrol Station, near Sagamu.

Oladele blamed the lone accident, which involved a white Toyota Hiace bus with registration number LSR 642XB on speed violation.

According to him, 14 persons – 10 males and four females – were involved in the crash.

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He said: “The remains of the victims had been deposited at the morgue of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, while the survivors are also receiving treatment at the same hospital.”

He said the obstruction caused by the accident had been cleared to ease free flow of traffic on the highway.

The sector commander commiserated with the victims’ families and enjoined members of the public, whose relations were involved in the ill-fated crash, to contact the FRSC Command or the OOUTH, Sagamu, for any information.

Oladele also reiterated the need for motorists to drive cautiously within the recommended speed of 50 kilometres per hour at construction sites.

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