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Two die in Abeokuta-Ibadan road accident


Two persons were killed in an auto crash in Ogun State on Sunday morning. The accident occurred in Akankan Village via Olodo, Abeokuta-Ibadan Highway.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Traffic Agency (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the incident yesterday, said the crash involved a truck, which summersaulted. He said the driver of the truck lost control due to over-speeding. Two occupants of the truck died in the accident.

Akinbiyi said the truck has been cleared off the road and motorists can now enjoy free flow of traffic, adding that the traffic agency commiserates with the families of the deceased.


Meanwhile, no fewer than 31 persons, including children, sustained various degrees of injury in an accident involving a luxury bus around Mowe on Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Saturday. Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun State, Mr. Clement Oladele, confirmed the incident to newsmen on Sunday.

Oladele explained that the accident occurred at about 4:38 p.m. and was caused by excessive speed and loss of control around the construction zone.

He said that 50 people were involved in the accident, which comprised 19 male adults, 20 female adults, six male children, and five female children.

“31 persons sustained various degrees of injuries, made up of 10 male adults, 14 female adults, three male children, and four female children. Fortunately no death was recorded from the crash. The lone crash involved a Yutong luxurious bus with registration number LND 119 XY,” he said.

Oladele explained that most of the injured victims were rescued from hospitals for medical attention. The FRSC boss advised motorists to drive cautiously, avoid speed especially around construction areas and obey traffic rules and regulations.


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