Sixteen people have lost their lives in an auto crash that occurred along Alaro City, in the Epe area of Lagos, in the early hours of today, August 2.
Twenty-three male adults were engaged in the collision; 16 of them perished, five sustained life-threatening injuries, and two escaped without harm.
The Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos Command, Olabisi Sonusi, who confirmed the accident in a statement, said that the crash occurred at 03:00 am and was caused by impaired visibility due to reckless driving.
Sonusi in the statement further revealed that the five injured victims have been hospitalized.
“The vehicles involved in the crash were a white bus with Registration number KTN 262YJ and an Articulated truck (Registration Number unknown). FRSC operatives and other emergency management agencies are on the ground, ensuring prompt recovery and evacuation of all crashed vehicles.
“The Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps Lagos Sector Command Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide, therefore, advised motorists to always avoid night journey because of impaired visibility at that hour.
He also admonished the motoring public always to observe construction signage and speed limits at such zones. Ogungbemide is also using this medium to commiserate with the families of the deceased, while wishing the injured quick recovery.” The statement read.
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