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.

25 Burnt To Death In Bauchi – Kano Road Accident

 

Twenty-five persons were burnt beyond recognition in a motor accident around Gubi Village along the Bauchi – Kano road in the early hours of Thursday.

The accident was a head-on collision involving a Hummer bus conveying 22 passengers from Katsina to Yola and a J5 vehicle carrying four persons and 20 cows from Bauchi to Kano.

 

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer Bauchi State Command, Kamal Datti, noted, however, that only the Hummer bus driver survived.

According to the PRO, he is currently receiving treatment at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Bauchi.

So far, 4 families have approached the security officials to claim the bodies of their loved ones.

Three Killed, Several Injured In Niger Road Accident

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Three persons have been killed and scores of others were injured following a road crash that occurred at Kutigi town in Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State.

According to eyewitnesses, the accident involving a van loaded with passengers occurred at about 5:00 am on Saturday, after the driver of the van allegedly lost control and somersaulted three times.

The passengers were said to have been on their way from Idan village to attend an Islamic programme in Kutigi when the incident occurred.

Although the Unit Corps Commander in the area, Mohammed Alhassan declined to grant an interview with Channels Television, the state Commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, Abdulmalik Sarkindaji, who led officials from the state government led by the commissioner of local government and chieftaincy affairs to the area, said findings from the Federal Road Safety Corps revealed that the accident occurred due to overloading and over speeding.

The Medical Doctor at the Kutigi General Hospital in Lavun local government, Dr Oyewo Abdulrazak, however, confirmed the number of casualties.

According to him, 81 others sustained varying degrees of injuries.

Director-General of the State Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Inga, said the state government will cater for the medical bills of the victims.

Five Killed In Accident Along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Lagos-Ibadan, FRSC
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Five persons have died in an accident which occurred along the Lagos Ibadan Expressway.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Ogun State Command, confirmed this in a report released on Sunday.

According to the report, the incident which involved one vehicle occurred around 21:10 pm on Saturday.

A total of 14 people (10 male and 4 female) were involved, nine of which survived with injuries.

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The State FRSC Commander, Clement Oladele stated that the Injured victims were rushed to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) Sagamu, for treatment, while the corpses of the dead victims were deposited at the hospital’s morgue.

While the true cause of the incident is yet to be ascertained, Oladele noted that it may have been as a result of over speeding.

He commiserated with the victims and enjoined members of the public whose relations travelled in the Ill-fated crash to contact the FRSC Command in Sagamu or the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) Sagamu, for further details.

The sector commander also reiterated the need for motorists to drive cautiously within the recommended speed of 50 kilometers per hour at construction sites.

At Least 17 Dead In Nepal Bus Accident

 

At least 17 people, including seven children, died when a crowded bus swerved off the road and plunged into a river in central Nepal on Sunday, officials said.

The bus skidded off the road in Sindhupalchowk district, northwest of the capital Kathmandu, and plunged 50 metres (165 feet) down into the Sunkosi River.

“So far, 17 people have been confirmed dead and another 50 are injured,” district official Goma Devi Chemjong told AFP, adding that 48 others, including the driver, were injured and undergoing treatment.

Local rafters assisted the police and the army to scour the river and rescue any survivors, but some passengers are still feared missing.

“The number of missing is unknown as the bus had no record of the total number of passengers,” Chemjong said

Authorities have not yet confirmed the cause of the crash.

Deadly crashes are relatively common in the impoverished Himalayan nation because of poor roads, badly maintained vehicles and reckless driving.

Last month, 11 people died and more than 100 were injured when another bus plunged into a river.

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Five Killed, Several Injured In Ogun Road Accident

 

Five persons have died while several others sustained injuries after a vehicle collided with a median along the Lagos / Ibadan expressway.

The Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Florence Okpe, confirmed that the accident occurred at Onigari, a border between Ogun and Oyo state, in the early hours of Friday.

According to Okpe, the incident was as a result of over speeding.

“The Federal Road Safety Corps Ogun State Command wishes to inform the motoring public of a fatal crash that occurred this morning at about 0849 hrs on Friday 20 September 2019 on the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway around Onigari, the border town of Ogun State with Oyo State,” she said.

“The lone crash involved a commercial bus that travelled all the way from Sokoto State but stopped briefly in Ibadan to pick other passengers.

“The bus was heading towards Lagos State before it lost control, at Onigari due to excessive speed, and collided with the road median with the bus upturning and bursting into flames.”

“The crash involved 18 passengers comprising 17 Male Adults and 1 Female Adult.”

“A total of 10 adults sustained injuries from the crash but five of the passengers, unfortunately, died from the crash comprising
4 male adults and 1 female adult.”

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According to Okpe, the remains of the deceased have been deposited at the Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.

Meanwhile, the FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Clement Oladele, has commiserated with the families of the victims and advised members of the public whose relatives travelled, requiring more information about the crash, to contact the FRSC Command at KM27 Ibadan – Lagos Expressway at Ogunmakin or the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH).

He also cautioned the public on the need to drive carefully especially as the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway is still undergoing rehabilitation.

According to Oladele, the recommended speed at construction area is 50 kilometers per hour.

Five Killed In Ondo Road Accident

 

No fewer than five people, including two children, have died in a road crash involving a bus and a truck in Ore Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The Head of Operations, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Mr Olusegun Ogungbemide who confirmed the incident to journalists in Akure said the accident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday.

“On September 17, 2019, at about 7:15 am along km 46, Adekunle area in Ore, a bus, Toyota Hiace, marked AKL 930 YY and one articulated vehicle, Man Diesel, marked FGB 747 XA, were involved in a crash,” he said.

According to him, five of the 13 passengers involved in the accident died instantly while seven others sustained various degrees of injury.

The victims were immediately rushed to nearby hospitals.

Ogungbemide believes that the accident was a result of over speeding and an attempt to overtake other vehicles.

He, therefore, warned motorists to be more careful.

15 Persons Killed In Anambra Road Accident

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No fewer than 15 persons have lost their lives in a road accident in Agulu town of Anambra State.

The incident occurred when a lorry carrying iron beams lost control while descending the hilly road near the Agulu lake and rammed into three oncoming commercial vehicles.

While inspecting the scene of the accident, Governor Willie Obiano regretted the unfortunate incident that left at least five persons dead.

Obiano who blamed the accident on the over-speeding of the truck driver promised to construct a barrier and speed breakers to avoid a recurrence of such in the future.

“I have been fully briefed of the cause of the accident. The big truck loaded with iron metals apparently failed brake and with that speed collided with two buses at the opposite direction.

“There are some casualties; I am yet to be fully informed of the number. So what we are going to do to stop this is to put a barrier before tomorrow so that we can divert the bigger truck to the other side.

“This place is a very good, smooth road as you can see. So they run as if (they are being pursued). So we are going to put speed breakers too and do a big barrier so that they can go the other way,” he said.

Two BRT Buses Involved In Head-On Collision

Two BRT buses were involved in a head-on collision on Monday morning at Asolo, Ikorodu road in Lagos.

This was confirmed by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) via their official Twitter handle.

The accident which occurred on the BRT corridor resulted in traffic gridlock as onlookers flooded the scene of the crash.

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Although the casualty figures are yet to be confirmed as at the time of this report, eyewitnesses say many who were injured have been taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

 

This accident comes barely one week after several persons were injured after a trailer collided with a BRT vehicle in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

The trailer going inwards Ikorodu skidded off the main carriageway and collided with the BRT.

 

Two Corps Members Killed In Katsina Road Accident

Scene of the accident

 

Two serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have died in a ghastly motor accident that occurred in Gobirawa village along Katsina – Kankara road in Katsina State.

The victims are a male from Anambra and a female from Akwa Ibom state.

Channels Television learnt that the deceased corps members were travelling along with other colleagues in a vehicle with the inscription ‘Corpers For Christ’ to attend a wedding at a Catholic Church in Funtua when the accident happened.

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One of the survivors told the state Governor, Aminu Masari who was at the scene, that the accident occurred due to brakes failure during a heavy downpour.

According to an eyewitness, the driver of the vehicle with the inscription “Corpers For Christ” tried applying brakes but the bus swerved and hit a nearby tree.

Reacting, the governor directed that the surviving corps members be administered first aid treatment.

He thereafter ordered one of his convoy to convey them and the dead bodies to Katsina, the state’s Capital.

16 Die In Kano Road Accident

16 Die In Kano Road Accident

 

Sixteen people have been confirmed dead following an auto crash involving about three vehicles in Kano State, north-west Nigeria.

The accident took place on Friday at Tukai village in Danbatta Local Government area of the state.

An eyewitness told Channels Television that the three vehicles were coming from different directions before they collided.

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“There was an accident involving a 406 Peugeot, Volkswagen Golf and Honda Accord, which happened at about 7pm (on Friday). All victims, including the drivers, died in the crash,” he said.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Command in the state confirmed the incident to Channels Television on Saturday.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the FRSC Command, Kabiru Ibrahim, the incident occurred as a result of over-speeding.

He said, “The vehicles collided from opposite directions, the cause of which, I can authoritatively tell you was due to speed limit violation and subsequent loss of control by the drivers.”

Mr Ibrahim explained that the golf car took off from Daura to Kano while the Peugeot car was coming from Kano when they collided.

He added, “A team of policemen has recovered N579, 000 and 10,000 CFA Niger Republic’s currency, and plans are underway to hand over the money to the relatives of the victims once we identify them”.