Seven killed, 17 injured in Ogun car crash

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At least seven people were killed while 17 others sustained various degrees of injuries on Monday, ​in an auto accident along Lagos-Ore-Benin Expressway.

A witness said the crash occurred at the Sagamu/Iperu Remo junction when a Toyota Hummer passenger bus with Lagos registration number, BDG 789 XJ, crashed into a Mazda passenger bus with Ondo registration number, REE 248 XA.

He said the Toyota was carrying passengers who were returning to Lagos from their Christmas festival in the Eastern part of Nigeria.

According to him, the driver of the Toyota lost control and veered off his lane, crossing the median and crashing into the Mazda going outwards Sagamu.

When contacted, Ogun State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Adegoke Adetunji, confirmed the accident to journalists in Abeokuta.

While attributing the accident to spee​d​, Mr. Adetunji explained that seven people died out of the 28 passengers involved in the crash.

The FRSC chief further explained that those rescued alive had been taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu for medical attention.

He said the bodies of the deceased had been deposited at the morgue of the same hospital.

The commander also added that it took the combined efforts of officers from his corps, the police as well as those of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency to clear the expressway to prevent another road crash as well as traffic gridlock in the area.

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