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19 Die as Fuel Laden Tanker and Commercial Bus Collide Along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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File Photo: Accident scene

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19 people were feared dead in an accident involving a commercial bus and a petrol tanker on Sunday along the Fidiwo/Ajebo area of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

According to PUNCH, the accident occurred around 1PM at a section of the road where there is a diversion of traffic to a single lane, due to construction work on the road.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency, Babatunde Akinbiyi, said the accident was caused by the driver of a loaded fuel tanker, which was travelling to Ibadan.

Akinbiyi said that the tanker driver was trying to overtake another truck when it collided with the oncoming commercial bus killing the 18 passengers and the driver instantly.

“Our men  who were at the scene of the accident said that all the 18 passengers in the bus and the driver died on the spot, while the cement truck which had also given way to the overtaking tanker was also affected by the impact of the crash,” he said.

5 Comments

  1. Presh

    June 19, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    So much blood has been shed on our roads. Have mercy lord Jesus.

  2. nene

    June 19, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    omg. why do these tankers do this?

  3. Nunulicious

    June 19, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    19 people! in one fell swoop!
    Oh my Lord Jesus, have mercy. Grant their loved one’s left behind solace.

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  4. Omoluabi

    June 19, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    This is so sad. God console the bereaved. All these needless deaths. Lord have mercy…. they all told a loved one they’d be back. Now? Lord have mercy….

  5. Mama Jollof.

    June 19, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    these tankers have been causing commotion on the roads for so long now! Their killings have been prominent in the past 1 year. Every week we hear that a tanker or truck skidded off the road and collided with other cars, killing innocent people. This is obviously now a BIG problem because it is happening more often, over and over again. What has the government done to tackle this issue for God’s sake??? I don’t blame them, they are driving on smoothe Abuja roads meanwhile citizens are dying like chickens everyday. People can’t even go to church and come back in once piece again. I’m just tired of the stupid deaths in this country

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