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Tragedy as Lagos-Ibadan expressway auto crash claims three lives on Christmas day

No fewer than three people have reportedly lost their lives in a road crash along the Lagos-Ibadan highway on Christmas day.

The fatal crash occurred at about 5:50 am on Sunday, December 25, 2022, one kilometre away from the Kara turning.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said a total of 18 male adults were involved in the accident.

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FRSC spokesperson in Ogun, Florence Okpe said six persons sustained various digress of injuries in the incident.

While confirming that “three persons were recorded dead from the crash,” Okpe disclosed that the remaining nine people were unhurt.

A speeding Toyota Haice bus registered as, AYB 88 XP, was reported to hav into an unmarked truck from the rear.

Okpe stated that the bus driver made an attempt to overtake the truck, but he was not successful; “rather, he lost control and hit the truck at the rear and the truck did not stop.”

She disclosed that the injured victims were taken to Famobis Hospital, adding that the corpses were deposited at Idera Hospital morgue, Sagamu.

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While describing the crash as avoidable with caution, the Ogun FRSC Sector Commander, Ahmed Umar, urged passengers to always caution drivers on reckless driving.

Umar sympathised with the families of the victims and advised motorists to obey simple rules.

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