19 people crushed to death on Lagos-Ibadan expressway
He said all the 19 occupants of the bus lost their lives on the spot, adding that evacuation was ongoing at the time of filing this report.
The accident occurred at about 1 p.m. around Fidiwo/Ajebo axis of the road.
Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Public Relations Officer of Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE), confirmed the accident.
According to him, the accident involved a tanker, laden with fuel, with number plate, RAN 571 XA, and an 18-seater passenger bus with registration number LAGOS AGL 373 XR and an articulated vehicle marked AJG 40 XA.
Akinbiyi explained that the fuel truck travelling towards Ibadan rammed into the articulated vehicle conveying cement, while trying to overtake it at a diversion, and collided with commercial bus heading towards Lagos.
The evacuation, according to Akinbiyi, was done with the combined teams of TRACE, men of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the Nigeria Police.
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