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Breaking: Truck accident kills three on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway

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A road accident involving a granite-laden truck and Mazda bus on Friday night has claimed three lives along the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway. One survivor was said to have been seriously injured.

The accident occurred at about 8.30 pm at Lotto, Ogun State axis, inbound Lagos.

Youths in the area also prevented law enforcement agents from towing the accident truck insisting it must be set ablaze.

An eyewitness account told Fedredsnews that the white-colour Iveco truck, with registration number AAB 458 ZY was travelling on the slow lane while the Mazda painted in white with number plate XY 660 EKY was travelling on the fast lane when suddenly, the truck lost control and hit the bus from the rear.

Immediately, the bus was said to have fallen sideways while the truck skidded, discharging its contents on the bus a situation which led to the death of three of the bus occupants all males, while another was rescued and taken to an undisclosed hospital.

Vanguard could not ascertain the fate of the truck driver. It was gathered that men of Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps TRACE, and other responders who were at the scene have deposited the bodies at Idera Hospital morgue in Sagamu.

However, a mob action was averted as some youths in the area prevented towing of the accident truck insisting it must be set ablaze but law enforcement agents were said to have applied professionalism by calming the youths.

At press time, the accidented vehicles were in the custody of the Divisional Police Office.

TRACE Public Relations Officer Babatunde Akinbiyi has since commiserated with the affected families and urged truck drivers to carry out proper maintenance on their vehicles and avoid overloading of same.

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