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Pregnant woman, two others die as bus rams into truck on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Barely two days after a tanker explosion killed two persons along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, a pregnant woman and two other men have reportedly lost their lives in a bus conveying tomatoes.

The multiple fatal accident occurred around 5 am on Thursday at Danco axis of the highway, inbound Lagos.

It was gathered that a DAF truck (flat body) with registration number, XY 895 GGE and a granite-laden Iveco truck marked, JBD 16 XY were involved in the accident.

The accident also involved a Mazda bus (LND 676 XX) loaded with tomatoes and another Mazda bus (BDG 755 YA) loaded with garri.

Spokesman of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement  Corps, (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the accident said “the driver of the Mazda bus loaded with garri lost control as a result of speeding and rammed into a run away truck from the rear, leading to multiple hits by other vehicles.”

Akinbiyi added that , “Among the three casualties who died in the unfortunate crash, two males were occupants of the Mazda bus loaded with garri, while a pregnant woman was in the Mazda bus loaded with tomatoes.”

According to Akinbiyi , the dead victims were evacuated by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) officials to Idera Private Morgue, Sagamu, while TRACE officials cleared the road to regulate and normalize traffic.

He added that all the vehicles involved have been towed to Sagamu police divisional headquarters.

TRACE commiserated with the families of the dead, warning motorists to desist from excessive speeding.

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