Multiple accidents claim two lives in Ogun

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The Federal Road Safety Corps, Sango-Ota Unit, on Saturday, said two persons died while four others sustained various degrees of injuries in a multiple accident at Sango-Ota toll-gate.

Sango-Ota FRSC’s Unit Commander, Mr Adekunle Oguntoyinbo, who confirmed the accident in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Ota, said the accident occured at about 4.45 am.

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Oguntoyinbo stated that a Mack Truck with registration number GGE 80 XJ that was travelling from Abeokuta to Lagos had a brake failure due to speeding, and rammed into five other vehicles.

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He listed other vehicles involved in the accident to include, Volkswagen bus (KTU 899 XR), Volkswagon LT, (GGE 44 XL), Coaster Civilian (LSR 604 XD), Iveco Trailer (XB 190 MLF) and Mazda bus (KJA 667 XP).

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He said 15 people were involved in the accident that resulted in the death of two persons, while four others sustained various degrees of injuries.

The unit commander explained that one of the two deceased was trying to enter a bus while the other was trying to cross the road when they were hit by the vehicles.

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“The corpse of the victims had been deposited at the morgue of General Hospital, Ifo, while the injured are also receiving treatment at the General Hospital, Ota,” Oguntoyinbo said.

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He said that the FRSC and other traffic agencies were making efforts to evacuate the vehicles from the road to ease free flow of traffic.

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