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Sunday, July 16, 2023

Four Dead, 11 Others Injured in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Accident

No less than four persons have been confirmed dead, while 11 others sustained injuries in a lone accident involving a Foton bus at the Aiyetoro axis on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The accident occurred at 09:59 a.m. and was caused by a tyre burst which made the commercial bus somersault into a ditch.

The spokesperson (Babatunde Akinbiyi), Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, confirmed the incident to reporters in Abeokuta on Sunday.

He stated 15 people were involved in the accident, which comprised three men and 12 women, 11 women were injured while 3 men and one woman died at the scene.

An eyewitness recounts the bus marked AGL 989 YA was coming from Ibadan inbound Lagos when it had a tyre burst on the driver’s side at Ayetoro axis on the expressway, which led the bus to somersault into a ditch.

Mr. Akinbiyi noted that the deceased were deposited at the Idera morgue, Sagamu, while the injured victims were taken to Famobis Hospital, Mowe.

He appealed to drivers to avoid excessive speed, tokunbo tyres, and adhere to traffic rules and regulations.

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