Not less than 17 persons reportedly died while 74 others were injured in an accident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Sunday morning.
Head of Media Relations and Strategy of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Bisi Kazeem, said the accident involved two trucks that had up to 96 people. He warned people “against sitting on top of trucks and lorries”.
“The accident occurred around SEPO Area before Dominion University, KM 19 at 0915.
“Two vehicles were involved– a DAF Trailer White, Reg. No. XS626 LSD and another articulated truck.
“It was caused by speed violation and loss of control. There were 96 people involved (95 men, one woman.
“Seventy four were injured; 17 died. The victims have been taken to UCH, Ibadan Central Hospital, Kejide and Life Back Hospital.
“The bodies have been deposited at the Adeoyo Morgue, Yemetu, Ibadan.”