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One dies, seven injured as livestock truck crashes on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Mrs Okpe said that traffic had been diverted to an alternative route

• November 22, 2023
GRIDLOCK ON LAGOS-IBADAN EXPRESSWAY
GRIDLOCK ON LAGOS-IBADAN EXPRESSWAY(credit: premium times)

One person died while seven others sustained injuries on Wednesday on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in a lone accident involving a truck carrying livestock and passengers.

Spokesperson for the Federal Road Safety Corps, in Ogun, State, Florence Okpe, confirmed the accident to journalists in Abeokuta.

Mrs Okpe blamed the early morning accident on over-speeding and tyre burst, which she said led to loss of control of the vehicle by the driver.

She said those injured were taken to a hospital at Ogere in Ogun, while family members of the deceased took the corpse away.

She added that traffic had been diverted to an alternative route so the truck could be removed from the accident scene.

Okpe also told journalists that a kerosene tanker fell on the Long Bridge on the expressway, on Wednesday, adding that no death or injury was recorded.

“Another tanker has been called to trans-load the kerosene the fallen truck was carrying and the area is cordoned to avoid a possible secondary crash,’’ she said. 

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