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30 feared dead in Lagos-Ibadan Auto Crash
Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi

30 feared dead in Lagos-Ibadan Auto Crash

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) yesterday confirmed that there was an auto accident on the Lagos-Ibadan highway on Thursday night which claimed 30 lives. This was disclosed by the spokesman of the FRSC, Mr Bisi Kazeem, who said the accident occurred at 8p.m. at Km 95 around the Elebolo Quary Area on the Ibadan axis of the road. According to him, 10 other persons were injured in the crash involving 40 persons and two Mazda buses.

“The crash occurred at a construction site, and it resulted from route and speed violations. This has further underscored the Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi’s advice to motorists to avoid night journeys, be careful around construction sites and drive within approved speed limits,” he said.

Kazeem said rescue operations by FRSC officials, who arrived at the scene minutes after the incident, ended at 2:42 a.m. yesterday, adding that the corpses were deposited at Adeoyo Yemetu Hospital mortuary, Ibadan, while the injured were taken to the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, and Adeoyo Yemetu Hospital, he added.

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