September 24, 2022

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Delta, Ogun accidents claim lives

An unspecified number of people were reportedly killed in a multiple auto crash that occurred along Okpaka/Udu Expressway in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State on Sunday.

The PUNCH gathered that some other persons also sustained injuries in the accident.

It was gathered that the auto crash occurred on the Okpaka/Udu expressway bridge when four vehicles collided in multiple crashes, killing an unspecified number of persons while others were seriously injured.

Some corpses and injured persons were reportedly sighted lying on the bridge.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, could not be reached for confirmation.

Also, a passer-by has been confirmed dead after a truck reportedly hit him before it plunged into a river at the old toll gate, Ota, on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway way in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The incident reportedly occurred on Saturday night after the driver lost control due to brake failure.

The state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Ahmed Umar, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Sunday.

Umar explained that the accident which occurred at 10.10pm involved a Toyota Camry marked AKD 670 HF, a pickup TATA with registration number AKD 92 XH and an unregistered truck.

He said, “Six people were involved, all male adults. Five persons were unhurt while one death was recorded from the accident.

“The dead body was deposited at Ifo General Hospital in Ifo.

“The scene of the accident is cordoned off to avoid secondary crash and effort is on to remove the vehicle from the river.”

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