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10 People Die On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway


The accident was caused by the carelessness of the driver.

Ten people were killed in an accident that occurred on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, when a truck collided with a 18-seater Mazda bus opposite the Four Square camp, in the Ajebo area of Ogun State.

The accident occurred around 2 PM on the day. A large crowd of sympathizers rushed to the scene to assist security agents in taking the victims to nearest hospitals.

According to Punch, 10 of the passengers in the bus, including its driver, died on the spot while others sustained varying degrees of injuries.

An eyewitness, Ayobami  Adedeji, said “The scene of a fatal accident around the Four Square camp, Ajebo, Lagos Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State, was nauseating. The commuter bus collided  with the truck while driving against the traffic. No fewer than 10 persons died. Please, avoid that route, there is gridlock.”

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The accident was blamed on the bus driver, who was said to have went off the road.

The Head of Operations, FRSC, Ogun State Command, Deputy Corps Commander, Divis Ogiamiem, said the accident was caused by wrongful overtaking by the driver of the commercial bus at a section of the road where there was a traffic diversion.

He said, “The cause of the crash was wrongful overtaking and loss of control by the driver of the Mazda bus. He was travelling from Ibadan to Lagos; it was in that process that the driver rammed the bus into an oncoming Iveco truck, travelling to Ibadan.

“Ten people died, while others were injured. The accident occurred around 2.10pm today (Wednesday).”

The corpses of the victims had been deposited in the mortuary of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.


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