Eight dead as container falls on two buses on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Eight dead as container falls on two buses on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

No fewer than eight lives were lost in the early hours of Thursday when a container at the back of a truck fell on two buses.

Confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Traffic Agency, Tunde Akinbiyi, told newsmen that the accident involved three trucks and four cars.

He said the sad tale occurred due to over speeding of the drivers.

According to him, the accident occurred when a container hooked on a truck fell on two buses, while other vehicles rammed into one another.

“From investigations, it was learnt that the unfortunate fatal crash was caused by the overspeeding, reckless driving and loss of control on the part of one of vehicles involved which led to a container falling off from its hook on two buses and other vehicles ramming into each other in the process, in an attempt to escape from the scene,” he said.

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He gave details of the vehicles as include: LSR 560 XJ, Toyota bus white; XD 792 EZA Masda bus; ABC 512 ZV, Ash, Toyota Sienna; APP 196 RQ gold, Toyota Camry; DED 776 XA red, Iveco Tipper; APP 248 XT white, Daf Tipper and LND 04 XX.

Mr Akinbiyi also said the corpses and five of the injured victims were taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) while seven injured victims taken to FAMOBIS Hospital Lotto.

The crash scene has been cordoned off, on the inbound lane of the expressway. The motoring public are advised to drive cautiously along the diversion route created by Julius Berger and avoid speeding beyond 50kmph on the stretch,” he said.

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