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Two killed, three injured in Ogun road accident


Two individuals lost their lives, and three others sustained injuries in a road accident that occurred around 8:24 pm after Ogbere Junction along the Ijebu-Ode-Ore-Benin Expressway.

The fatal crash, attributed to route violation and excessive speed, involved a DAF truck with number plate AYE886ZQ and a Volvo truck with number plate MUS246YH.

The Spokesperson for the Ogun State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Florence Okpe, confirmed the incident in a statement released to journalists on Saturday.

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Okpe disclosed that the three injured victims had been rushed to the General Hospital, Ijebu Ode, while one of the deceased was deposited at the hospital’s morgue. The other deceased victim’s body was handed over to the family for burial.

According to the statement, “The crash involved two vehicles; a DAF truck with number plate AYE886ZQ and a Volvo truck with number plate MUS246YH. A total of five male adults were involved, three of which were injured, while the other two were killed and trapped inside the vehicle.”

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“The suspected causes of the crash were route violation and speed violation. The crash obstructed the expressway, and to prevent any incident of traffic mishaps or secondary crash, traffic along the affected route has been temporarily diverted from inward Benin to outward,” the statement added.

Expressing sadness over the incident, Sector Commander Anthony Uga emphasized the dangers of excessive speed, which often leads to fatal accidents. He urged motorists to adhere to speed limits and observe road signs to prevent loss of lives.

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Uga revealed that the Corps Marshal has directed all commercial vehicles to install speed limit devices to mitigate road accidents.

He further advised motorists to drive cautiously and responsibly to reduce road fatalities.