No fewer than eleven folks misplaced their lives, whereas 5 others are in a crucial situation after a totally-loaded industrial bus collided with a Dangote trailer on the Akintelu finish of the Benin-Sagamu Expressway.
The business bus, owned by Efex Motors, with quantity plate, Badagry DG 36 ASJ, was stated to be conveying largely company of a marriage that held in Benin, the Edo State capital.
They had been mentioned to be heading for Lagos on Sunday, when their automobile collided with the overloaded Dangote Cement trailer, heading in direction of Ore.
The driving force of the Dangote automobile, recognized as Idrisu Oseni, was reported to have instantly fled the scene, alongside along with his motor boy.
We learnt that among the many deceased had been three households, every with three members.
Officers of the Federal Highway Security Corps, Ondo State command, and policemen from the Igbotakun division, have been stated to have eliminated the corpses from the highway and deposited them in a morgue.
Additionally they eliminated the wreckage to clear the site visitors that the accident generated.
The Ondo State FRSC Sector Commander, Osas Osadebamwen, mentioned the accident was brought on by the Dangote trailer driver, who “dangerously overtook the Efex bus.”
He stated, “The accident occurred round three.30pm on Sunday and concerned a Dangote trailer conveying baggage of cement and a totally-loaded Efex Motors Toyota Hiace bus. We gathered that many of the occupants of the bus had been getting back from a marriage ceremony which held on the weekend.
“We found that the Dangote trailer driver travelled at prime velocity. He left his lane and went to a different lane. As an alternative of ready for the car that was diverting, he was impatient.
“As a result of he was rushing, he couldn’t management the trailer. Whereas struggling for management, the entrance a part of the trailer indifferent and slid on the median. The trailer tyres burst into flames at that time. The bottom of the trailer went to the opposite aspect of the highway, the place the Efex bus was coming from.
“In the long run, eleven folks died within the accident, together with eight adults and three youngsters. Their stays have been deposited in a morgue, whereas the injured have been taken to the Ore Normal Hospital for remedy.”
A supply, who didn’t need to be recognized, mentioned a star was among the many deceased.
“I learnt that a very talked-about man was amongst people who died. Three households, with two to 3 members every, additionally misplaced their lives,” he mentioned.
An official of the FRSC, who requested to not be named, mentioned instantly the accident occurred, the Dangote trailer driver fled the scene.
He mentioned, “That is the second time in two days that the Dangote truck drivers would trigger an accident on this street. And normally, when the accidents occur, the drivers disappear into the bush.”
The Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident, including that eleven folks died on the spot, whereas 5 others had been in a important situation.
He mentioned the truck driver drove in opposition to the site visitors, which led to the accident.
He mentioned, “The accident concerned a Dangote Cement Firm trailer laden with about 900 luggage of cement, and a business bus belonging to Efex Motors.
“Preliminary investigations confirmed that the Dangote driver drove towards the site visitors. He rammed into the bus and pushed it off the highway, thereby killing eleven individuals, together with the bus driver, Ramoni Ajadi. We now have commenced investigation into the incident.”
The Head of the Public Relations Unit of the Dangote firm, Tony Chiejina, and his assistant, Sunday Esan, didn’t choose their calls and had but to answer textual content messages despatched to them as of press time.
Efex Motors didn’t additionally choose calls positioned on its official line by our correspondent.
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