Ten persons have been confirmed dead in two separate accidents that occurred in different location in the country. The first accident involved a Primera car and a Volvo truck around Olorunsogo village, Kobape -Siun axis on Abeokuta – Sagamu Expressway.
The Spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to the Newsmen in Abeokuta.
Akinbiyi explained that the accident occurred around 1:37pm on Sunday, saying that it was caused by excessive speeding and loss of control on the part of the Primera car.
He said: “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 road from behind.
“The accident involved five persons, three of them were male and two female. Learnt the Primera car is 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.”
Akinbiyi noted that the corpses of the dead had been deposited at the morgue of General Hospital, Ijaye, Abeokuta. He appealed to motorists to desist from excessive speeding and reckless driving because of its attendant consequences.
In another story, Five lives were reported to have been lost in a multiple road accident on Sunday along Auchi-Okene-Highway, the Federal Road Safety Corps in Edo has confirmed.
The FRSC Sector Commander in Edo, Anthony Oko, who confirmed the incident to 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 injury.
Oko said: “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.”
He said the accident occurred as a result of brake failure of an articulated vehicle, belonging to Dangote Group of Company. The sector commander added that the body of the deceased had since been deposited at the mortuary.