Accidents

26 dead in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Accident-Police

May 7, 2017


Oyo State Police Command says 26 people died in the Saturday morning motor accident that occurred at the Ibadan end of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

 The command’s public relations officer, Mr Kunle Ajisebutu, confirmed the accident and said 11 others including three children sustained severe injuries.

 

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Ajisebutu said witnesses reported that two commercial buses had a head-on-collision with the vehicles immediately bursting into flames claiming 26 lives.

 

“Corpses of the dead have been deposited at Adeoyo General Hospital, Yemetu, while the injured were taken to Ibadan Central Hospital, and University College Hospital, (UCH) Ibadan for medical attention.

 

“Police investigation has begun.

 

“The victims were evacuated by a combined team of police men from the Toll Gate Police Division and men of the FRSC.

 

“Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude, visited the scene immediately,” he said.

 

A witness had earlier said that more than 36 people were feared dead following the accident at a Quarry site at Km 96, on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

 

According to the witness, all the passengers in the two buses were burnt beyond recognition.

 

“Only a baby escaped death because the father of the child threw him out through the window of the bus,’’ the witness, not named, said.

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