Road accident claims 13 lives on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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At least thirteen people have lost their lives in a road accident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Moreover, the incident occurred on Wednesday, November 13, around Saapade, near Ogere on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Meanwhile, the Spokesperson, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, Florence Okper confirmed the accident.

However, Okper in a statement said the crash occurred around 5 pm at Saapade.

The accident also injured ten people comprising of four male adults, and six female adults.

Whereas, the accident involved a Mazda bus KTU 93XW, a Toyota bus KEY 84 XA and a man diesel truck KAB 97 XA.

The accident occurred where the construction company currently working on the rehabilitation of the corridor (RCC) created a diversion.

A speeding truck heading towards Lagos suddenly suffered a tyre burst.

Consequently, the truck collided head-on with two other speeding commuter buses heading to Ibadan.

Besides, one of the vehicles also attempted to overtake wrongfully, within the diversion area.

In addition, the accident involved thirty-seven people, comprising twenty male adults, fifteen female adults, and two female children.

The thirteen dead victims comprise of four male adults, seven female adults, and two female children.

Finally, bodies of the dead victims have been deposited at the Ipara Mortuary while the injured are receiving treatment at Victory Hospital, Ogere.

The FRSC official said the relatives of the victims should contact the office on its toll-free number 122 for further inquiry.

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