19 people were feared dead in an
accident involving a commercial bus
and a petrol tanker on Sunday along
the Fidiwo/Ajebo area of Lagos-Ibadan
According to PUNCH, the accident
occurred around 1PM at a section of the
road where there is a diversion of
traffic to a single lane, due to
construction work on the road.
The Public Relations Officer of the Ogun
State Traffic Compliance and
Enforcement Agency , Babatunde
Akinbiyi, said the accident was caused
by the driver of a loaded fuel tanker,
which was travelling to Ibadan.
Akinbiyi said that the tanker driver was
trying to overtake another truck when
it collided with the oncoming
commercial bus killing the 18
passengers and the driver instantly.
“Our men who were at the scene of
the accident said that all the 18
passengers in the bus and the driver
died on the spot, while the cement
truck which had also given way to the
overtaking tanker was also affected by
the impact of the crash,” he said.
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