Five killed, 15 injured in Lagos-Ibadan road accident

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Five persons were yesterday confirmed dead and 15 others injured in an accident on Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

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The accident, which occurred at about 4p.m. at Ogunmakin, near the Total gas station, involved a Mazda bus marked KSF477XK and a Mitsubishi car with registration number MUS639DK.

It was gathered that the accident caused gridlock on the expressway, as the vehicles involved were said to have blocked the road.

The Nation gathered that four males and a female were among the deceased.

It took the intervention of officials of Ogun State Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) to evacuate the vehicles and normalise traffic flow.

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Confirming the accident, the FRSC Sector Commander Ayobami Omiyale said 20 people were involved in the mishap.

He added that the injured were rushed to Ife-Oluwa Hospital and Ibadan Centre Hospital.

He attributed the cause of the accident to wrongful overtaking, urging drivers to exercise patience.

“Drivers are advised to be patient and avoid wrongful overtaking as they drive through construction areas,” he said.

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