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Four dead in Ogun auto-crash


FOUR people have died in an auto-crash in the Lafenwa area of Abeokuta, Ogun State.

This was disclosed by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Public Education Officer Florence Okpe, while addressing journalists on Saturday, March 25.

Okpe said the auto-crash, which occurred on Friday night, involved a tanker and two cars.

“The tanker driver was trying to make a turning at the Lafenwa Roundabout, lost control and rammed into two vehicles and fence of a building.

“The deceased were standing by the fence before they were trapped.”

She added that the truck spilled it’s content which was quickly trans loaded into another vehicle. Okpe also noted that fire service and other traffic officials arrived at the scene to offer assistance.

“The sector commander is pained over the carelessness of some truck drivers, who refused to consider other road users,” Okpe said.

She also noted that the bodies of the deceased have been claimed by family members.

    Okpe sympathized with families of the deceased and urged them to contact the FRSC for further information.

    The number of deaths from road accidents in Nigeria have continued to rise over the past three years.

    Ogun State ranked fourth on the list of states with highest deaths from road accidents.

    According to data by the NBS, 430 deaths were recorded from auto crashes within the state in 2021.

    Ijeoma Opara is a journalist with The ICIR. Reach her via [email protected] or @ije_le on Twitter.

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