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Seven Killed, 10 Injured In Ogun Freeway Crash

A scene of the accident which occurred alongside the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway in Ogun State on February 15, 2020.



Not less than seven folks have been killed in an accident involving a truck and two different autos on the Previous Toll Gate finish of the Lagos – Abeokuta Expressway in Ogun State.

The Federal Street Security Corps (FRSC) confirmed this on Saturday in a press release by its Ogun State Command Public Training Officer, Florence Okpe.

In response to the assertion, 10 folks have been additionally injured within the accident which occurred at about 11:35am within the Ota axis of the state.

Within the means of protesting towards the incident, an irate mob was stated to have set the truck which was carrying baggage of cement ablaze.

Whereas FRSC officers have been on the scene together with firefighters to extinguish the inferno for a sooner rescue operation, Okpe stated different safety and emergency businesses have been contacted to help in curbing the scenario.

She revealed whole of 17 folks have been concerned within the accident suspected to have occurred on account of rushing and brake failure.

The Public Training Officer added that two kids have been amongst these killed however none was injured.

She famous that the injured victims have been taken to the Common Hospital in Ota whereas the our bodies of the lifeless have been deposited at a morgue within the state.

Reacting to the incident, the FRSC Sector Commander in Ogun, Clement Oladele, sympathised with the households of the victims.

He, nonetheless, decried that the realm the place the accident occurred was a black spot infamous for frequent crashes which have claimed over 40 lives within the final 5 years.

Oladele known as on motorists, particularly articulated autos to drive cautiously each time they have been utilizing that part of the hall.

He additionally suggested passers-by to desist from turning into mobs and resorting to self-help and destroying public properties or autos concerned in accidents.

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