1 dies as vehicles crash, plunge into river
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun Command, said one person died while two sustained injuries in a multiple crash on Ota-Idiroko Road on Wednesday.
Mr Anthony Uga, the Ogun Sector Commander of FRSC, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota, Ogun.
Uga said that the unfortunate incident, which involved three vehicles and eight people, happened about 7.20 a.m.
He said a blue mini truck marked BDG 340 XZ and a truck with no registration no. collided with an Iveco Tipper marked AAA 969 ZY, that broke down while descending a slope from Idiroko side of Arobieye, Iju Bridge.
The FRSC boss said that the two vehicles plunged into 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 mortuary of Ifo General Hospital, while the survivors are receiving treatment at Ota General Hospital,” he said.
Uga blamed the accident on mechanical fault
The sector commander implored articulated truck drivers to ensure that their vehicles are in good condition before putting them on the highway.
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