No fewer than 19 persons lost their lives in an auto crash that occurred on Sunday along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The accident occurred at about 1 p.m. around Fidiwo/Ajebo axis of the road and involved a tanker, laden with fuel with plate number, RAN 571 XA, an 18-seater passenger bus with registration number LAGOS AGL 373 XR and an articulated vehicle marked AJG 40 XA.
Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Public Relations Officer of Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE), confirmed the accident.
According to him, the fuel truck travelling towards Ibadan rammed into the articulated vehicle conveying cement, while trying to overtake it at a diversion, and collided with commercial bus heading towards Lagos. He said all the 19 occupants of the bus lost their lives on the spot, adding that evacuation was ongoing at the time of filing this report.
The evacuation, according to Akinbiyi, was done with the combined teams of TRACE, men of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the Nigeria Police.