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Two die as truck, bus collide on Sagamu-Benin expressway

Two individuals have misplaced their lives within the early hours of Monday when a passenger bus rammed right into a truck alongside the Sagamu-Benin Expressway.

This is simply as 4 different individuals sustained various levels of accidents whereas 14 escaped unharmed.

The spokesperson for the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency, Babatunde Akinbiyi, stated the autos concerned have been an unregistered Howo truck and a Toyota Hiace Bus with registration quantity BEN 823 ZW.

Akinbiyi disclosed additional that the accident occurred as a consequence of rushing on the a part of the bus driver which led to lack of management and eventual collision with the truck.

He added that 20 individuals have been concerned within the accident comprising 15 males and 5 females.

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“There is a highway site visitors accident at Area Command hill, Inbound Ijebu Ode, on Sagamu-Benin Expressway at about 0630hrs on 01/07/2024. Two autos have been concerned together with a Howo truck with no registration quantity and a Toyota Hiace bus with registration quantity BEN 823 ZW.

“According to eyewitnesses, the accident was caused by excessive speed on the part of the bus driver leading to loss of control thereby crashing into the truck. The victims are 15 males and five females with four injured and two dead.”

The TRACE spokesperson disclosed that the stays of the lifeless victims have been deposited on the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital morgue whereas the injured have been taken to the identical hospital for remedy.

“Accident victims have been rescued to OOUTH while the bodies of the two dead victims were deposited at OOUTH morgue,” Akinbiyi said.

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