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Thirteen killed in Lagos-Ibadan road crash


Thirteen persons were confirmed dead and 10 others injured in a fatal crash at Saapade, Ogun State end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Wednesday.
   

   
Among the dead were four male adults, seven female adults and two female children.

Punch learnt that the accident occurred after a speeding truck had a burst tyre and collided with two commuter buses.

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The vehicles involved were a yellow Mazda bus with number plate, KTU 93 XW; a white Toyota bus with number plate, KEY 847 XA; and a MAN diesel truck with the number plate, KAB 97 XA.

The Sector Commander, Ogun State, Federal Road Safety Corps, Clement Oladele, who confirmed the accident, said the crash occurred around 5pm.
   

   
He explained that 37 people, made up of 20 males, 15 females and two children were involved in the crash.

The sector commander, while expressing shock at the accident, commiserated with the families of the victims.

He requested the relations to contact the FRSC command at Ogere or the Victory Hospital, Ogere, where the victims were taken to for treatment. Punch
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