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One dies as vehicles plunge into Ogun river



One person was confirmed dead and two others were injured in multiple accidents along the Ota-Idiroko Road in Ogun State on Wednesday.

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Mr. Anthony Uga, confirmed the incident to journalists in Ota, Ogun State.

Uga said three vehicles and eight persons were involved in the accident which occurred at 7.20 a.m., on Wednesday.

He said: “A blue mini truck marked BDG 340 XZ and a truck with no registration number collided with an Iveco Tipper marked AAA 969 ZY that broke down while descending a slope from Idiroko side of Arobieye, Iju bridge.

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“The two vehicles plunged into the Iju River in the process, resulting in the death of one person, while two others sustained varying degrees of injury.

“The corpse of the victim has been deposited at the morgue of Ifo General Hospital, while the survivors are receiving treatment at Ota General Hospital.”

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