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Two dead, eight injured in auto crash on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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Two persons were confirmed dead, while eight others sustained injuries in an accident involving a Toyota Hiace bus and a truck around Christopher University on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Florence Okpe, spokesperson, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Tuesday.

Ms Okpe noted that the incident occurred at 11:30 a.m. and it involved a Toyota Hiace, marked GAS 937 XA, and a moving truck.

She noted that FRSC operatives Mowe unit command in conjunction with Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) carried out rescue operation.

She explained that 10 persons were involved which comprised seven males and three females.

Ms Okpe stated that eight persons, which involved six males and two females were injured, while one male and one female were recorded dead from the crash.

“The fatal crash was caused by excessive speed and wrongful overtaking on the part of the Toyota driver and then rammed into a moving truck,” she said.

Ms Okpe noted that the injured victims were taken to Famobis Hospital, Mowe while the corpses were deposited at Idera Mutuary, Sagamu.

The FRSC spokesperson quoted the sector commander, Anthony Uga, to have cautioned motorists on excessive speed and poor judgement on overtaking.

(NAN)

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