10 feared died in Auchi-Okene and Abeokuta-Sagamu auto crashes

Five people died in a multiple road accident on Sunday along the Auchi-Okene-Highway, the Federal Road Safety Corps in Edo has confirmed.

This is just as another set of five persons died in an accident involving a Primera car and a Volvo truck around Olorunsogo village,  Kobape-Siun axis on Abeokuta-Sagamu Expressway

The FRSC Sector Commander in Edo, Mr. Anthony Oko, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Auchi, said the accident happened at about 11 a.m. at Jattu junction in Etsako West Local Government Area of the state.

According to Oko, the five persons died on the spot, while six others sustained various degrees of injuries.

“I can confirm to you that five persons have been killed in a multiple accident at Jattu junction along the Auchi-Okene Highway.

“The dead included three males and two females,” Oko said.

He said the accident occurred as a result of brake failure of an articulated vehicle belonging to Dangote Group of Companies.

The sector commander added that the body of the deceased had since been deposited at the mortuary.

In the same vein, five persons were on Sunday confirmed dead in an accident involving a Primera car and a Volvo truck around Olorunsogo village, Kobape-Siun axis on Abeokuta-Sagamu Expressway.

Spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Mr. Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to NAN in Abeokuta.

Akinbiyi explained that the accident occurred around 1:37pm, saying that it was caused by excessive speeding and loss of control on the part of the Primera car.

“According to an eyewitness, the car marked KTU 875 DP lost control, somersaulted and rammed into a stationary Volvo truck marked LAR 119 YD, parked off the road.

“The accident involved five persons, three of them were male and two female.

“I learnt the Primera car was commercial, used in running shuttle from Sagamu to Abeokuta. All the five casualties involved in the accident were in the car when the accident happened,” the source said.

Akinbiyi noted that the victims’ remains have been deposited at the morgue of General Hospital, Ijaye, Abeokuta.

He appealed to motorists to desist from excessive speed and reckless driving because of its attendant consequences.

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