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Four die, 12 injure in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Carnage


Four persons lost their lives while 12 others sustained various degrees of injuries on Monday in a lone accident on Lagos-Ibadan expressway.


The accident which involved a Mazda bus around Isara bridge occurred at 2:30 Monday afternoon due to bursted tyre of the speeding vehicle.

The spokesman of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta.

Akinbiyi disclosed that16 people were involved in the accident comprising three male adults, eight female adults and five male children, adding that four of the passengers died on the spot in the accident.

“The commercial bus, loaded with 16 passengers including the driver was on transit from Lagos to Ibadan, when the rear tyre got burst due to speeding.

“Four passengers died on the spot, made up of a five-year-old boy , two male adults and one female adult,” he said.

The injured victims have been taken to Idera Hospital, Sagamu and Victory Hospital, Ogere Remo, respectively for treatment, while corpses of the deceased have been deposited at FOS Mortuary, Ipara, Remo, Akibiyi said.

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