10 killed, seven injured in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway crash

 

No fewer than 10 persons have been confirmed dead in an auto crash on the popular Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Newsmen learnt that the incident occurred at about 5am on Tuesday around the Kara Turning, towards the Interchange area of the highway.

The spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC Command in Ogun State, Florence Okpe confirmed the development to Channels TV.

She confirmed that at least seven other persons were injured in the crash that involved two vehicles, an ash-coloured Toyota Hiace Bus with number plate, FKY898YF and an orange-coloured Iveco Truck Tipper.

According to her, injured victims have been taken to Famobis Hospital for medical attention while the dead bodies were deposited at Idera Morgue, Sagamu.

“The Sector Commander, Anthony Uga was pained over the fatal crash that could have been avoided if necessary caution was put in place.

“He also emphasized that drivers should endeavour to take a 15-minute rest for every four-hour drive because fatigue has been a major cause of road traffic crashes”, Okpe added.

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