Nigeria

Six dead, 12 injured in Ogun auto crash

Six persons have died on Monday in an accident involving 38 persons at the Lala/Leke area of the old Lagos-Abeokuta road, Ogun State.

Newsmen gathered that the fatal crash occurred at about 2:10 pm, injuring 12 other passengers.

It involved a Mitsubishi Canter vehicle with registration number, XS595JJJ; a Mazda bus E200 marked, LSR266YD and another Mazda bus with the number plate, LND01YE.

The Ogun sector command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said the driver of the Mitsubishi canter, engaged in wrong turning while trying to negotiate a U-turn.

While turning, the driver was said to have failed to observe the road and the Mazda buses lost control and crashed into it.

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“The suspected causes of the multiple crashes were excessive speed, dangerous driving and loss of control due to wrong turning,” the FRSC spokesperson in Ogun, Florence Okpe, confirmed.

Okpe explained that the accident involved 20 male adults, 13 female adults, three male children and two female children.

“A total of 6 deaths were recorded from the crash (04 male adults, 01 male child, and 01 female child),” she added, saying that the injured victims were rescued to State Hospital, Abeokuta, while the corpses were deposited at the morgue of the same hospital.

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