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Auto accident kills 30, injures 10 along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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Auto accident kills 30, injures 10 along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Carcasses of two inter-state commercial buses which collided, killing 30 passengers and injuring 10 others, at Elebolo village on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Friday (15/9/17). 04944/15/9/2017/Timothy Adeogodiran/BJO/NAN

An auto accident on the Lagos-Ibadan highway has claimed 30 lives on Thursday night.

Spokesman of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Bisi Kazeem, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday.

Kazeem said the accident occurred at about 8 p.m. at Km 95 around the Elebolo Quary Area on the Ibadan axis of the road.

According to him, 10 other persons were injured in the crash involving 40 persons and two Mazda buses.

Head of Operations, Oyo State Sector of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Zango Mathew showing to newsmen carcasses of two inter-state commercial buses which crashed killing 30 passengers and injuring 10 others, at Elebolo village on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Friday (15/9/17).
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“The crash occurred at a construction site, and it resulted from route and speed violations.

“This has further underscored the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi’s advice to motorists to avoid night journeys, be careful around construction sites and drive within approved speed limits,” he said.

Kazeem said rescue operations by FRSC officials, who arrived at the scene minutes after the incident, ended at 2:42 a.m. on Friday.

He disclosed that the corpses were deposited at Adeoyo Yemetu Hospital mortuary, Ibadan.

The injured were taken to the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, and Adeoyo Yemetu Hospital, he added.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

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