10 die in Ogun auto accident


Ten commuters lost their lives in an accident that occurred in Ogun State.

Ten passengers died on Tuesday at Obada-Oko, Ogun State, when a commercial bus they were travelling in collided with an articulated vehicle.

Fatai Bakare, the Itori (Ogun State) Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, said the accident occurred along the Abeokuta-Lagos expressway at about midnight, adding that 11 people were involved.

Mr. Bakare gave the registration number of the bus as LAGOS CZ 269 MUS, while the articulated vehicle was marked LAGOS 208 XB.

“All the deceased had been deposited at Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Abeokuta and Ifo General Hospital. The only survivor is critically injured and receiving treatment at FMC.

“Again we have to say it that it is very important for motorists to keep to their lane while on the highway to forestall future occurrence of this type of situation,” he said.

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