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Accident claims 12 lives in Ogun

27 June 2015, 07:05

Abeokuta - No fewer than 12 persons lost their lives in an accident involving a truck and a commercial bus at Ilishan Remo/Sagamu Junction of Sagamu/Benin Expressway on Friday in Ogun.

Abdullahi Lawal, the FRSC Sagamu unit Commander, who confirmed the accident, told the media that 15 persons were involved in the accident.

According to him, while 12 of them died, three were seriously injured.

"We went to the scene and met the crash which involved a truck carrying a container and a commercial bus."

"Three of them were rescued and taken to the hospital, the remaining 12 were killed."

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"We could not find the driver of the truck, we assumed that they ran off when the accident happened."

"Eye witnesses said the truck was driving against traffic. It happened in Ijebu Ode- Sagamu side of the road."

"We recovered the manifest of the vehicle, we discovered that the vehicle loaded from Ago-Iwoye and was heading to Sango Ota."

"All the recovered items, including the original copy of the manifest, are with the police."

The commander said the corpses were deposited at Fakoya Mortuary in Sagamu while the injured were taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.



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