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4 feared dead in Ogun auto crash



4 feared dead in Ogun auto crash

Accident scene

About four persons have died while 19 others were injured in two separate auto accidents that occurred on Friday night and Saturday morning in Ogun State.

In the first accident, a Toyota Corolla, with 12 passengers, was reported to have plunged into the Ososa River, while heading to Ijebu Ode.

Traffic report indicated that the car was carrying one male, four females and seven children.

Ten of them were however rescued while two others, one male adult and a little girl died.

According to statistics from the state command of the Federal Road Safety Corps and the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, four female adults and six children were injured.

The Sector Commander, FRSC, Clement Oladele, said the corpses of the victims had been deposited in the mortuary at the State General Hospital, Ijebu Ode, while the injured were receiving treatment at the same hospital.

He said loss of control occassioned by excessive speeding was responsible for the accident.

4 feared dead in Ogun auto crash

The second auto crash was said to have occurred at the Fidiwo axis along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway when two Toyota Sienna vehicles rammed into each other.

The vehicles were said to be travelling in opposite directions when the incident occurred at a section of the road where traffic had been diverted to a single lane due to ongoing construction work.

The silver Toyota Sienna with number plate LSD 226 CK, travelling from Ibadan, was said to have suffered a brake failure and the driver rammed it into the oncoming blue one with number plate AGL 554 EA.

Two female passengers in the Sienna were said to have died, while two others were injured

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