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TRAGEDY: 10 burnt to death in Lagos-Ibadan expressway crash

accidentThe Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Monday confirmed that 10 persons lost their lives in a motor accident along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The Commander of Olympic Unit of the commission, Mr Tanya Adeoye, who made the confirmation, told newsmen in Ibadan that the dead were burnt beyond recognition. Adeoye said that four persons survived the crash which involved two trucks and one 18-seater Toyota Hiace commercial bus with registration number BDG 767 XB.He said that the bus, which was travelling from Ibadan to Lagos was rammed into by a truck while it stopped to allow another truck with registration number SW 175 EPE to pull out of a quarry.
He attributed the accident to speeding and dangerous driving, saying that “the commercial bus immediately went up in flames and the flames later spread to other trucks.’’ He said that the four people who sustained injuries were in the trucks and had been taken to the University College Hospital, Ibadan for treatment.
“The victims who were burnt beyond recognition were deposited at the Adeoye State Hospital mortuary,” Adeoye added.
He disclosed that the commission was making efforts to contact the families of the victims through the driver’s manifest which was not burnt.

Source: THE PUNCH

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