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Seven dead, 16 injured in Ogun auto crash



At least seven persons were confirmed dead while 16 others sustained injuries in an accident along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Sunday.

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun State, Ahmed Umar, who confirmed the incident to journalists in Abeokuta, said a Toyota Hiace bus and Mack tanker were involved in the accident which occurred a few meters from Gofamaint Church in the area.

Umar said: “The accident occurred at 4:10 p.m. and was caused by excessive speed on the part of the bus driver who lost control and rammed into the tanker from behind.

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“25 people comprising17 male adults and eight female adults were involved in the accident.

“A total of 16 persons (10 male adults and six female adults) sustained varying degrees of injuries while seven persons comprising six male adults and one female adult died in the accident. Two others were unhurt.

“Two vehicles were involved with registration numbers AKD 693 XW a Toyota Hiace bus and GZA 215 XA a Mack tanker.”


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