Tragedy 4 persons die in nasty accident on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Apart from the four deceased persons, nine other people were reportedly injured from the fatal accident, which left the vehicle in ruins.

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Four persons have been reported dead, while nine were injured in ghastly motor accident on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, on Thursday, June 23, 2016.

The unfortunate happened as a driver of a truck, who was at top speed, ran into a bus, after losing control.

According to Bode, who is a witness at the scene, the truck somersaulted three times before running off the road.

“Both vehicles were going inward the Toll gate area. The truck driver was, however, at full speed when he lost control. While trying to manoeuvre, he hit the bus from the back. The vehicle was mangled.

“The collision made the truck somersault three times. It moved to another lane, but no vehicle was approaching; that minimised the damage. It came to a stop after hitting a tree.”

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The accident received attention from the following agencies, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Lagos State Ambulance Services, Federal Road Safety Corps, Nigeria Police Force, State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit and the Lagos State Fire Service, Punch reports.

The corpses were taken away by the officers of the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU).

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