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Seven dead, 100 injured in 41 crashes during Sallah in Ogun: FRSC

The Ogun state command said that 71 vehicles were involved in the crashes monitored from July 6 to July 13.

• July 17, 2022
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A photo of a fatal accident used to illustrate the story [Photo credit : Premium Times Nigeria]

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says seven persons died and 100 others were injured in 41 road crashes during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration in Ogun state.

The Sector Commander in Ogun, Ahmed Umar, said in Ota that personnel of the corps rescued 195 accident victims unhurt within the period.

Mr Umar said the rescue effort was made possible by FRSC’s special patrol conducted from July 6 to July 13, adding that 71 vehicles were involved in the crashes.

“Most of the crashes were caused due to violation of traffic rules and regulations.

“Motorists need to always obey traffic rules and regulations to prevent avoidable crashes on the highway,” he said.

The sector commander said that the corps would continue to sensitise motorists through various public enlightenment programmes on safe driving.

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