No fewer than six persons were confirmed dead while 12 others sustained varying degrees of injury in an accident that occured on Christmas Day in Ogun State.
The accident, according to Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun State, Ahmed Umar, occurred at about 3.20am opposite Elanlan construction zone on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Umar, who spoke to journalists in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, said the accident involved a Toyota Haice bus, with registration number MKA-567-XZ, and an Iveco truck, with registration number XF-854-KTN.
The sector commander attributed the cause of the accident to road obstruction, excessive speed and loss of control
“The injured victims were taken to different hospitals. Some were taken to Lagos State Accident and Emergency in Ojota while others were taken to Divine touch hospital, Ibafo and Olabisi Onobanjo University Teaching Hospital.
“The corpses were deposited at Idera mortuary Sagamu.
“A total sum of N127,900 was recovered from the crash scene,” Umar said.
He advised motorists to drive cautiously and contact FRSC Ibafo out post for more information about the crash.