32 Killed In Uganda Road Accident

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Thirty-two people died and five were injured on Tuesday when a truck carrying mourners collided with a car and three other vehicles in Uganda, the Ugandan Red Cross said.

The overloaded truck, carrying mourners and a coffin, collided with a car near Kasese in western Uganda shortly before midnight, according to Red Cross spokeswoman Irene Nakasiita.

“The road is small, it’s under construction and it was dark,” said Nakasiita.

Shortly afterwards, two trucks coming from Kasese ploughed into the crash site and a third coming in the opposite direction, from Bundibugyo, also struck the vehicles and overturned.

“So it made up five cars all involved at the same scene,” said Nakasiita.

Red Cross staff and volunteers worked with Ugandan soldiers to transport the dead and evacuated the five survivors.

Poorly maintained vehicles and unsafe highways are common in Uganda which has one of the world’s highest rates of road traffic accidents.

Fatal collisions are becoming increasingly common and cost the East African nation five per cent of its gross domestic product each year, according to a UN report in 2018.

Adekunle Ajasin University Postpones Exams After Students Die In Accident

 

The management of the Ondo State Government-owned Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, has postponed indefinitely, the examinations scheduled to commence on Monday, January 24.

According to a statement by the Acting Registrar of the university, OpeOluwa Akinfenwa, the development comes as a result of the fatal road crash which occurred in the town on Saturday evening, in which some students of the university lost their lives.

The management commiserated with the affected families, the university community and the Akungba community in general on the sad incident.

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“As a mark of respect for our departed students, the examinations scheduled to start on Monday, 24th January, 2021, is hereby postponed till further notice,” the statement read.

“We appeal to our students to remain calm, as the University mourns those that lost their lives in this unfortunate incident.”

“The University and the Ondo State Government are working round the clock to institute permanent solutions to the problem of incessant road accidents along Ikare-Akungba road,” it added.

Several Feared Killed In Ondo Road Accident

A photo from the accident scene on Saturday January 23.

 

Several persons are feared dead following a ghastly accident that occurred on Saturday evening close to the main gate of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State.

Eyewitness reports said the victims among which were students of the university were crushed to death by a truck conveying cement.

The State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is yet to confirm the incident.

However, the Management of the Adekunle Ajasin University, confirmed the incident in a statement.

The statement made public by the Acting Registrar of the university, OpeOluwa Akinfenwa, said the management commiserates with the families, the university community in particular and the Akungba community in general on the sad incident.

Consequently, it postponed indefinitely, the examinations which had been scheduled to commence on Monday.

20 Die In Bauchi Road Crash

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At least 20 people have been reported killed in a road accident along Bauchi – Maiduguri expressway near Tirwun village a suburb of Bauchi capital city.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi Command Ahmed Wakili confirmed the accident to Channels Television, adding that the corpses have been deposited in the ATBU Teaching Hospital Mortuary.

According to Wakili the accident occurred on Sunday afternoon when two commercial vehicles; a Volkswagen Golf heading from Misau to Bauchi and a Hummer Bus heading to Maiduguri from Jos collided.

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One of the vehicles was reported to have gone up in flames and its occupants got burnt beyond recognition.

Out of 22 passengers involved in the accident only two survived and are said to be receiving treatment at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Bauchi.

10 Killed In Car Crash Along Jigawa-Kano Road

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Ten persons who were involved in motor accident along between Jigawa and Kano State have been confirmed dead.

The young men were said to have been on theor way from Gagarawa Local Government in Jigawa State to Kano State for the Nigerian Navy recruitment when the accident occurred along Ringim.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Abdu Jinjiri who confirmed their death to Channels Television, said two others were injured and are receiving treatment at the Ringim General Hospital.

According to Jinjiri, the accident involved a trailer and a Volkswagen golf three which was carrying 12 passengers.

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“There occurred a fatal motor accident along Hadejia/Kano Road in Ringim Local Government which involved a commercial golf three wagon with REG. NO AA 320 TAR JGW Conveying 12 passengers driven by one Auwalu Muhammad.” Sp Jinjiri said.

He added “the said number of occupants x on reaching Iabdullahii Masallachi area mine x he rammed into stationed daf truck x parked by one Aminu Hassan m’ age 25yrs of malam Madori LGA x after developing a mechanical fault x with registration number DUT201 x Jigawa State.

“As a result, 10 persons including the driver lost their lives while two are responding to treatment x corpses released to relatives”.

Six Dead, 11 Others Injured As Passenger Bus Crashes Along Onitsha Expressway

 

Six people have been confirmed dead and 11 others injured after a passenger bus crashed with a truck at Niwelle Junction along the Nteje-Onitsha expressway.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed this in a statement signed on Sunday by Sector Commander FRSC Anambra State, Andrew Kumapayi.

The accident according to Road Safety was caused due to over-speeding, leading to loss of control and eventually the crash.

“Six people killed and eleven injured in a fatal crash involving a mini white bus belonging to CDO transport Company with registration number BGT 313  XA and a white truck without a registration number recorded at 1710hrs this evening 22nd November 2020 at Niwelle Junction along Nteje-Onitsha expressway.

“Eyewitness report reaching us indicates that the crash occurred as a result of over speeding leading to loss of control of the bus and crashing eventually, the statement read in part.

A total number of 17 people including 11Male adults and six female adults were involved in the Crash.

Those who sustained varying degree of injuries were rushed to Iyienu Hospital, Ogidi, and bodies of those who died deposited at the Mogue after doctor’s confirmation

Gridlock As Container Falls On Kara-End Of Lagos Ibadan Expressway

 

A fatal tragedy was averted today on the Kara bridge axis of the Lagos- Ibadan expressway after an articulated vehicle (a hinged tanker) fell on the road.

Channels TV gathered that no lives were lost in the incident which happened in the early hours of the day.

At the time of filing this report, the fallen containers had yet to be cleared off the road, causing a major gridlock along the expressway.

The Kara bridge has now gained notoriety for the frequency of accidents that occur along the road.

Just last week, a tanker explosion happened on the same spot, resulting in the death of two people.

Over 20 vehicles were also burnt.

Road Accident Claims Six Lives In Ondo

 

Six persons have lost their lives in a fatal road crash along the Ondo-Ore Expressway in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State, while several others sustained injuries.

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Ahmed Hassan, confirmed the accident to journalists on Saturday.

It involved a commercial Volkswagen Jetta car and an articulated truck.

The truck was said to have had a brake failure and then rammed into the car coming from the opposite direction.

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Some passersby and residents of the area had to use an axe to cut the car to pieces in order to take out the victims.

Hassan also noted that those who were injured are already receiving treatment at a nearby hospital.

The FRSC boss advised motorists against over-speeding.

He also charged them to always ensure that their vehicles are in good condition before embarking on a journey.

Three Dead, Two Injured In Ogun Road Accident

File Photo of a road accident in Ogun State.

 

Three persons have died while two others are said to have sustained various degrees of injuries in an accident involving a diesel truck and a Toyota Corolla car around Ajegunle on Papalanto-Ilaro road in Ogun.

The Ogun State Traffic Compliant and Enforcement Agency confirmed this on Wednesday.

According to the spokesperson of the agency, Babatunde Akinbiyi, the accident was caused by over speeding on the path of the truck driver who in the process collided with the Corolla car coming from the opposite direction.

Akinbiyi noted that five people were in the Toyota car marked JJJ 91 GD while two people were in the truck with no registration number.

The TRACE spokesperson added that the injured victims were taken to Ilaro General Hospital while the deceased were deposited at same hospital mortuary.

“The truck was inbound Papalanto from Ilaro while the Toyota corolla car was outbound Papalanto to Ilaro when the crash occurred,” he said.

“According to eyewitness account, the truck was on top speed when it suddenly lost control due to break failure and collided with the car that was coming from the opposite direction.

“The accidented vehicles have been deposited at Ewekoro Divisional Police Command, including the truck driver and the motor boy.

He, however, commiserated with the families of the deceased while also enjoining motorists to avoid excessive speeding and ensure they maintain their vehicles before setting out on a journey.

Two Killed In Ogun Road Accident

Security officials assessing the scene of the accident in Ota, Ogun State on Saturday, May 23, 2020.

 

Two persons have been reported killed in an accident which occurred at the old tollgate in the Sango area of Ogun State, while another was injured after a container collided with two trucks along the Abeokuta expressway.

The incident, according to the Ogun State traffic enforcement agency and the Federal Roads Safety Corps happened as a result of a brake failure.

“The containerized truck with registration Number: AAA448XJ had a Brake failure and crossed to the other lane outbound Lagos while it had a head-on collision with another truck and the tanker outbound Lagos,” an official said.

“Two male passersby were crushed to death and 1 female injured.

“TRACE operatives and other sister agencies collectively rescued the situation, took the injured to the Ota state hospital while the presumed dead was taken to Ifo mortuary”.

They, however, noted that efforts are still ongoing to move the accidented vehicles off the road.

Three Killed In Ogun Road Accident

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Three persons have been confirmed dead while 14 others are said to have sustained injuries in an accident that occurred around Saapade area along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The spokesperson of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident on Monday in Abeokuta, the state capital.

“The accident which occurred around 7:15 am, involved a Mazda bus marked AKD 53 XN that was travelling from Ibadan to Lagos and a Ford bus marked RGB 490 XA travelling from Lagos to Ikire,” he said.

“The accident occurred at a diversion area on the expressway, where the vehicles collided due to speeding and reckless driving.

“The eyewitness account posited that the driver of the Ford bus coming from Lagos to Ikire was among the three dead victims while the other two were among the passengers in the Mazda bus,”.

Akinbiyi further noted that the three corpses have been deposited at the FOS Mortuary, Ipara, while the injured victims were rushed to the hospital.

He also warned motorists to avoid over speeding and reckless driving, especially at diversion/construction areas and also urged them to keep to the 50km/h speed limit.

15 Killed, 38 Injured In Ijebu-Ode/Ibadan Highway Accident

 

15 people have died in an accident that occurred on the Omen bridge along the Ijebu-Ode/Ibadan highway.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed this on Tuesday.

Also, according to him, 38 others were injured in the accident, while 12 others were unhurt.

Akinbiyi explained that the accident involved only one vehicle – a Mitsubishi Canter, marked XE-331-MKA with 65 occupants.

He said the vehicle fell into a ditch as a result of over-speeding and recklessness, while the driver was trying to avoid an oncoming vehicle.

“The dead bodies were recovered from the ditch, where the vehicle crashed and later to Sabo following the request of the Hausa community, while the injured victims have been taken to the General Hospital in Ijebu-Ode,” Akinbiyi said.