Fatal crash claims six travellers on Christmas day in Ogun

A road crash has claimed the lives of six travellers on Christmas day at about 3:20am on Saturday, along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, opposite Elanlan construction zone.

12 others sustained varying degrees of injuries, as traffic regulatory agencies rescued the 18 persons in the accident that happened on Long Bridge.

The spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun State, Florence Okpe, said the accident involved a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number, MKA567XZ and an Iveco trailer, marked XF854KTN.

“The suspected causes of the crash were road obstruction, excessive speed and loss of control,” Okpe informed.

The injured victims were taken to different hospitals – some to Lagos State Accident and Emergency Centre, Ojota; some to Divine Touch Hospitals, Ibafo and others were conveyed to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu.

Okpe said the dead bodies were deposited at Idera mortuary, Sagamu adding that a sum of N127,900 was recovered from the crash scene, saying the Ogun FRSC Sector Commander, Ahmed Umar, has advised motorists to drive cautiously, urging them to contact the FRSC, Ibafo outpost for more information about the crash.

This comes few hours after seven persons died in a luxury bus accident on Ososa bridge, in Ogun state.

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