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Multiple accident claims 7 lives, injures 10 in Ogun

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The Ogun Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said that seven people died while 10 others sustained injuries in a multiple accident that happened at Toll-Gate on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway on Saturday.

Ogun Sector Commander of FRSC, Clement Oladele, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota, Ogun, that the multiple accident happened at about 11.35 a.m.

Oladele explained that a truck with no registration number lost control due to brake failure and rammed into a VolksWagen Bus with registration, LSR 128 XP and a Sienna car, marked APP 122 CD.

The FRSC official said that seven persons, comprising of two male adults, three female adults, one male child and one female child, died while 10 others sustained various degrees of injuries in the accident.

“The corpses of the victims have been deposited at Ifo General Hospital morgue while the survivors are also receiving treatment at General Hospital, Ota,” he said.

Oladele said that the FRSC and other sister agencies were on ground to manage the incident scene to ease free flow of traffic in the area.

He added that the unmarked truck which rammed into the vehicles was set ablaze by irate mob.

The FRSC official c admonished motorists, especially articulated vehicles, to drive cautiously around the black spots to avoid unnecessary loss of lives and property.

Oladele also advised passersby to desist from turning into mobs and resorting to self-help by willfully destroying public property or accidented vehicles, irrespective of the level of provocation, as there were standard ways of reporting and handling grievances to appropriate law enforcement agencies.


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