By James Ogunnaike, Abeokuta
No fewer than 10 person were confirmed dead in an auto crash involving a Mack Truck and a Toyota Hiace bus at Oniworo area on the Lagos -Ibadan Expressway in the early hours of Saturday.
Ogun State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ahmed Umar, confirmed this in a statement made available to journalists in Abeokuta.
It was gathered that the accident happened around 4.30am.
It was learnt that the accident was caused by road obstruction on the part of the trailer and also excessive speed and loss of control on the part of the driver of the bus.
Umar explained that the Toyota bus marked KLD 539 XA lost control and ran into the truck with no registration number at the rear.
” A total of 19 people were involved in the crash which comprised 13 male adults and six female adults.
” Two male adults sustained injuries while seven male adults, two female adults and one female child died in the accident,” he said.
Umar stated that the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere for medical attention while the deceased were deposited at Ipara morgue .
The sector commander urged motorists to always put on the head lamp when the weather is poor.
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