29 March 2013

Nigeria: Three Burnt to Death in Ogun Road Accidents

Three persons were killed while ten others sustained injuries in two separate accidents along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

The first crash occurred around Zonal Breweries in Ijako area of Sango Ota at about 7.20 a.m. Three of the victims were burnt beyond recognition while three others were seriously injured.

The Sango Ota Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC), Richard Olutiriko, who confirmed the accident said that it involved a Volkswagen bus with registration number: (LAGOS) XM 587 EKY.

He attributed the cause of the accident to speed limit violation by the driver and also explained that the Abeokuta bound bus rammed into the road divider in front of the Zonal Breweries. It somersaulted three times before it went up in flames.

The Unit Commander further stated that both the burnt corpses as well as the injured victims had been evacuated to the Ota General Hospital in Sango.

The second accident was along the same route but at Wasinmi area in Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state. The Itori Unit Commander of Federal Road Safety Commission(FRSC), Fatai Bakare, confirmed that seven persons were critically injured in the accident which involved a blue coloured Ford bus with registration number: AA 384 TAK and a white MAC truck with registration number (Lagos) KJA 113 XB.

The FRSC official explained that eight people were actually involved in the auto crash and attributed the accident to dangerous driving. The injured victims have been taken to the FRSC emergency clinic in Itori for treatment.

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