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6 killed, 21 injured in Ogun multiple crash

17 August 2013, 16:04

Itori - Six unidentified people have been confirmed dead, while 21 others were critically injured in a multiple accident that occurred on the Abeokuta-Lagos Expressway on Friday.

The Itori Unit Commander of the FRSC, Mr Fatai Bakare, who confirmed the incident on Saturday, told newsmen that the accident occurred at Osunpori Village, near Wasinmi in the Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun.

He said that the accident, involving three vehicles occurred at about 23: 45.

 Bakare said that an Iveco truck with registration number Lagos GGE 200 XC, a Mazda pick-up van (XA 626 AAW) and a Nissan pick-up van marked Lagos XZ 19 EKY were involved in the accident.

The unit commander disclosed that 27 persons, comprising 20 males and seven females were involved in the crash.

“One of the driver lost control of his vehicle and he rammed into the other and there was a serious situation afterwards.

“Those who died so far include two males and four females, while 21 others, made up of 18 men and three women sustained varying degrees of injuries.''

Bakare said that the corpses of the deceased had been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital in Ifo, near Abeokuta.

He said that those injured in the crash were also being taken care of at the same hospital.



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