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At least five persons were Monday confirmed dead and 15 others injured in an accident along Lagos-Ibadan expressway.


The accident occurred at about 4pm, at Ogunmakin, near the Total gas station between a Mazda bus marked KSF477XK and a Mitsubushi car with registration number MUS639DK.

It was gathered that the accident caused serious traffic congestion on the expressway, as the vehicles involved were said to have blocked the road.

The Nation gathered that four males and a female were among the deceased.

It took the intervention of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) officials in Ogun to evacuate the vehicles and normalise traffic flow, The Nation also gathered.

Confirming the accident, the FRSC Sector Commander said 20 people were involved in the mishap.

He added that the injured were rushed to Ife-Oluwa Hospital and, Ibadan Centre Hospital.

He attributed the cause of the accident to wrongful overtaking, urging drivers to exercise patience.

“Divers are advised to be patient and avoid wrongful overtaking as they drive through construction areas,” he said.

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