The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News 22 Jul, 2021 09:15 am

Death toll from Lagos-Ibadan expressway crash rises to 13

Death toll from Lagos-Ibadan expressway crash rises to 13
Four more persons have died from the accident involving two vehicles on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Wednesday.

The Sector Commander of the FRSC in the state, Mr Ahmed Umar, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, in Ota, that the four died on their way to the hospital.NAN reports that the FRSC Sector Commander had said on Wednesday that nine persons died while 16 others sustained various degrees of injuries in the ghastly accident.The sector commander further stated that the accident involved 25 persons, indicating that the corpses of the deceased have been deposited at the morgue of Idera Hospital, Sagamu.The sector commander said that clearing of obstruction caused by the crash by FRSC officials and other sister agencies has commenced.

While advising motorists to always obey traffic rules and regulations, the sector commander assured that the FRSC will continually be committed to creating a safer motoring environment.Umar said that the cause of the accident could be traced to speed violation and overloading on the part of the commercial bus driver.

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