Nine persons confirmed dead in Lagos-Abeokuta accident

At least nine persons have lost their lives in a fatal auto crash on Lagos-Abeokuta expressway.Seven others also sustained varying degrees of injuries in the accident which happened at Kere bridge in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun state.

The Spokesperson, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Florence Okpe, disclosed the development in a statement in Abeokuta on Tuesday.

She said two vehicles, a truck without registration number and a bus marked SMK 808 YD, were involved in the accident which occurred at 8:00am on Tuesday

Okpe explained that the incident was caused by excessive speed, route violation which led to a head-on collision between the two vehicles.

Okpe further explained that a total of 17 persons were involved in the accident which comprised seven men, nine women and one female child.

The statement reads partly, “A total of seven persons were injured which comprises five women, one man and one female child.

“Unfortunately nine persons were recorded dead from the crash which comprised five men and four women.”

The FRSC image maker further stated that the injured victims were taken to General Hospital, Ijaye while the deceased were deposited at the same hospital’s morgue in Abeokuta, state capital.

Quoting the sector commander, Anthony Uga, Okpe cautioned motorists against route violation and excessive speed, pointing out the dangers associated with the two critical offences

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