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Am­bu­lance Ser­vice and our of­fi­cials, among oth­ers, were there and we evac­u­ated the vic­tims to the ac­ci­dent and emer­gency cen­tres at the Gba­gada Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal and LASUTH, where they are re­ceiv­ing treat­ment.

“When the vic­tims were rushed to the Gba­gada Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, some of them needed fur­ther treat­ment that could be pro­vided only by LASUTH and that was why we evac­u­ated them there. Two peo­ple died at the scene of the crash, while the oth­ers are re­ceiv­ing ad­e­quate treat­ment. We are in­ves­ti­gat­ing to as­cer­tain the cause of the ac­ci­dent.”

The Po­lice Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer in the state, DSP Bala Elkana, said he had yet to get de­tails of the ac­ci­dent.

In Sango, the crashes in­volved five ve­hi­cles and two mo­tor­cy­cles and oc­curred around 4.49am on Tues­day as the con­tainer­ised truck suf­fered brake fail­ure.

The Sec­tor Com­man­der, Fed­eral Road Safety Corps, Ogun State Com­mand, Cle­ment Oladele, and the Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer of the Traf­fic Com­pli­ance and En­force­ment Corps, Ba­batunde Ak­in­biyi, con­firmed the ac­ci­dents.

Oladele and Ak­in­biyi said in sep­a­rate state­ments that the truck suf­fered brake fail­ure and rammed into five ve­hi­cles and two mo­tor­cy­cles.

Oladele stated, “It was re­ported that the con­tainer­ised truck suf­fered brake fail­ure and hit the other ve­hi­cles from the rear. The truck also ran over a group of com­muters wait­ing to board com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles at the Toll­gate bus stop.

“It ended up crush­ing one per­son to death and in­jur­ing four other per­sons, in­clud­ing two mo­tor­cy­clists, who were wait­ing to pick up pas­sen­gers.”

He gave the de­tails of the af­fected ve­hi­cles as a Mack truck with num­ber plate AGL 676 CV; a yel­low bus with num­ber plate BDG 976 XF; a white bus with num­ber plate YA 226 AAA; a yel­low bus with num­ber plate GGE 272 XY; a car with num­ber plate KJA 555 XP; and two mo­tor­cy­cles with num­ber plates LAR 355 WM and TTD 067 UJ.

Oladele added that the af­fected ve­hi­cles had been re­moved from the road, while the in­jured vic­tims had been rushed to the State Hos­pi­tal, Ota.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the corpse of the de­ceased has been de­posited in a morgue in Ifo.

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