Gone Too Soon: Auto crash leaves 30 dead, 20 injured

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FRSC officials  at the scene of the accident

The FRSC Spokesman also said that 10 persons were injured in the crash which involved 40 persons and two Mazda buses.

No less than 30 persons have been reported dead in an auto crash along the Lagos-Ibadan highway on Thursday, September 14.

The spokesman of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Bisi Kazeem, confirmed the sad incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday, September 15.

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Kazeem revealed that the accident occurred at about 8 p.m. at Km 95 around the Elebolo Quary Area on the Ibadan axis of the road.

He also said that 10 persons were injured in the crash which involved 40 persons and two Mazda buses.

“The crash occurred at a construction site, and it resulted from route and speed violations.

“This has further underscored the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi’s advice to motorists to avoid night journeys, be careful around construction sites and drive within approved speed limits,” he said.

According to the reports, Kazeem said rescue operations by FRSC officials, who arrived at the scene shortly after the incident, ended at 2:42 a.m. on Friday.

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He said that the corpses were deposited at Adeoyo Yemetu Hospital mortuary, Ibadan while the injured were taken to the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, and Adeoyo Yemetu Hospital.



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