Lagos/Ibadan road

No fewer than 19 persons
died in an auto crash that occurred yesterday along the Lagos- Ibadan Expressway.

The tragedy happened at about 1pm. around Ajebo.

The Public Relations Of­ficer of Ogun Traffic Compli­ance and
Enforcement Agency (TRACE) Mr Babatunde Akin­biyi, confirmed the
tragedy.
He explained that the ac­cident involved a fuel tanker, marked RAN
571 XA, and an 18-seater passenger bus with registration number LAGOS
AGL 373 XR and an articulated vehicle marked AJG 40 XA.
Akinbiyi said the fuel truck travelling towards Ibadan rammed into
the articulated vehicle conveying cement, while trying to overtake it at
a diversion, and collided with commercial bus heading to­wards Lagos.
He said all the 19 persons in the bus died on the spot, add­ing that they have been evacu­ated.

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