Not less than two lives have reportedly lost while fifteen others sustained various degrees of injuries in a ghastly auto crash at the Sango-Ota toll-gate in Ogun state.
NIGERIA NEWS gathers that the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sango-Ota Unit, on Saturday, August 11, announced that two persons died while four others sustained substantial injuries in multiple accidents at Sango-Ota toll-gate.
It was gathered that the ugly incident occurred around 4.45 am in the early hours of Saturday, August 11.
The Sango-Ota FRSC’s unit commander, Adekunle Oguntoyinbo, confirmed the accident on Saturday.
Oguntoyinbo stated that a Mack Truck with registration number GGE 80 XJ that was travelling from Abeokuta to Lagos had a brake failure due to speeding, and rammed into five other vehicles.
The FRSC boss listed other vehicles involved in the accident to include, Volkswagen bus (KTU 899 XR), Volkswagen LT, (GGE 44 XL), Coaster Civilian (LSR 604 XD), Iveco Trailer (XB 190 MLF) and Mazda bus (KJA 667 XP).
Oguntoyinbo said 15 persons were involved in the accident that resulted in the death of two persons, while four others sustained various degrees of injuries.
The unit commander explained that one of the two deceased was trying to enter a bus while the other was trying to cross the road when they were hit by the vehicles.
He also disclosed that the corpse of the victims had been deposited at the morgue of General Hospital, Ifo, while the injured are also receiving treatment at the General Hospital, Ota.
“The corpse of the victims had been deposited at the morgue of General Hospital, Ifo, while the injured are also receiving treatment at the General Hospital, Ota,” Oguntoyinbo said.
He said that the FRSC and other traffic agencies were making efforts to evacuate the vehicles from the road to ease the free flow of traffic.
In a related development, NIGERIA NEWS had reported that 6 died in a horrific auto accident in Port Harcourt.