Road construction causes accident on Lagos-Ibadan expressway, 18 feared dead

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No fewer than eighteen passengers of a commercial bus and the driver lost their lives on Sunday as the bus had a head-on collision with a tanker on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, towards the Fidiwo/Ajebo area.

The bloody accident happened 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.

Road construction causes accident on Lagos-Ibadan expressway, 18 feared deadBy Ameh Comrade Godwin on June 19, 2016@dailypostngr
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No fewer than eighteen passengers of a commercial bus and the driver lost their lives on Sunday as the bus had a head-on collision with a tanker on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, towards the Fidiwo/Ajebo area.

The bloody accident happened 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.

A truck, loaded with bags of cement, which the fuel tanker was trying to overtake, was also involved in the crash.

The three vehicles involved had these number plates: Dangote truck – AJG 40 XA; fuel tanker – RAN 571 XA; and the commercial bus – AGL 373 XR.

Akinbiyi said, “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.”

Akinbiyi, however, said he was not sure whether the corpses of the victims would be taken to a morgue in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital or that of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.

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