Child, others rescued as 11 burn to death on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

July 3, 2022
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July 03, (THEWILL) – Eleven persons have been confirmed dead in an accident along the LagosIbadan expressway.

Seven other people sustained varying degrees of injuries in the inferno that resulted from the accident.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Commander in Ogun State, Ahmed Umar, in a statement on Sunday, said the multiple crash occurred near Isara Bridge, Ogere, off the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Saturday night, at about 10:35 p.m.

Umar said the accident involved two Mazda buses and a car and was caused by excessive speeding.

He added that the affected vehicles and the dead were burnt beyond identification and recognition.

Six of the seven injured persons were taken to a hospital at Ogere for treatment, while the seventh person was taken to Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ilisan, also in Ogun, for treatment.

“Motorists are advised to drive cautiously, obey traffic rules and regulations and also cooperate with traffic managers”, he admonished.

Also, Public Relations Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps ,Ogun State Sector, Florence Okpe, said a total of 18 persons were involved in the accident, but only seven survived.

“The injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere for medical attention. One of the victims was rejected, but finally taken to Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ilisan.

“The fire service in Sagamu was contacted and the impact of the crash is obstructing the Ibadan-Lagos bound of the expressway.

“Traffic has, however, been diverted to the Lagos-Ibadan route and the crashed vehicles are currently still burning.

“Motorists are advised to drive cautiously, obey traffic rules and regulations and also cooperate with traffic managers managing the situation”, she said.

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