Police confirms 26 dead, 11 injured in Lagos-Ibadan accident

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[Ibadan]–The Oyo State Police Command has said that not less than 26 people died in the early morning ghastly  motor accident, which occurred at the Ibadan end of the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Kunle Ajisebutu confirmed the accident and said that 11 others including three children have sustained severe injuries.

Ajisebutu said that eyewitnesses reported that two commercial buses had a head-on-collision with the vehicles immediately bursting into flames claiming 26 lives.

“Corpses of the dead have been deposited at Adeoyo General Hospital, Yemetu, while the injured were taken to the Ibadan Central Hospital, and the University College Hospital, (UCH) Ibadan for medical attention.

“Police investigation has begun.

“The victims were evacuated by a combined team of police men from the Toll Gate Police Division and men of the FRSC.

“The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude visited the scene immediately,” he said.




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