PHOTOS: 12 killed in Ogun road crash

No fewer than 12 people lost their lives on Sunday in an auto crash along the Abeokuta-Sagamu Expressway in Ogun State. The accident victims died when two vehicles had head-on collision at Siun area of the highway about 1:00 pm. New Telegraph gathered that a black KIA Cerato car with registration number Lagos KJA 806 BT suffered a burst tyre and veered off to the opposite direction. The car, inbound Abeokuta, was said to have collided with a grey passenger vehicle, Toyota Space Bus, marked Lagos LSR 334 FF, which…

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5 die, 9 critically injured in Enugu auto-crash – Police

The Police Command in Enugu state has confirmed that five persons were killed in an accident along Enugu-Abakaliki road on Monday. The state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Ebere Amaraizu, gave the confirmation while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Monday. “Nine persons were also injured; while 15 cows died instantly during the accident,” Amaraizu said. He said the accident occurred between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. near Emene Community axis of the Enugu-Abakaliki road. “It was gathered that the incident occurred when a…

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50% of accident in Ogun occurs at road construction zones-FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Thursday said 50 percent of fatal road accident recorded in Ogun so far in 2018 occurred at road construction zones. Mr Clement Oladele, the FRSC Ogun Sector Commander stated this in Sagamu, Ogun while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sideline of the inauguration of the 2018 FRSC Ember month campaign in Sagamu. The campaign has as theme, “Safe Driving Saves Lives.’’ The FRSC boss, therefore, implored motorists not to exceed speed of 50km/h and to avoid overtaking when…

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PHOTOS: Five killed in Ogun road crash

No fewer than five persons have been killed in Tuesday morning auto crash along the Abeokuta-Siun-Sagamu Expressway in Ogun State. The accident victims lost their lives when two vehicles had head-on collision at Orile Imo area of the highway about 7:15 am. New Telegraph gathered that a black Honda Accord car with registration number Lagos EKY 365 FB lost one of its tyres while in motion and veered off to the opposite direction. The car, outbound Abeokuta, was said to have collided with another vehicle, a green Honda Space Wagon…

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11 die, 16 injured in Niger road accident

No fewer than 11 people were feared dead in an auto crash involving a bus, Toyota Corolla and a Hilux van on Ibeto/Kontagora Road in Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger on Tuesday. Malam Abdullahi Ibrahim, Federal Road Safety Corps Unit Commander in Charge of Kontagora, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kontagora on Tuesday. Ibrahim said that 27 people were involved in the accident, 11 died on the spot, while 16 others sustained various degrees of injuries. He said that the bus was…

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11 youths die in road accident in Katsina State

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Katsina State has confirmed that 11 youths lost their lives in a road accident Sunday night while celebrating Sallah. Mr Godwin Ngueku, the Katsina Sector Commander of the corps, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Katsina. Ngueku said that the accident occurred when on a Peugeot Saloon Car carrying the youths had a head-on collision with a tipper truck along Katsina-Niger Republic highway. “The accident happened about 8:00 p.m. along the Katsina-Niger Republic international road. All…

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62 die in Ogun road accidents

The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) said on Sunday that 62 persons died while several others were injured in various auto crashes across the state between January and March. The TRACE Public Relations Officer, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta. Akinbiyi , who stated that 173 crashes were recorded in the state during the period, explained that 190 persons sustained injuries in the incidents. He said that 27 persons died in each of the months of…

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12 persons die in road accidents in Osun in 1 month -FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Command (FRSC) in Osun said 12 persons lost their lives in various road accidents in the state in April. The Sector Commander, FRSC in the state, Mr Anthony Oko told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Osogbo. He said that 17 road accidents occurred, involving 114 persons within the same period. “The accidents claimed the lives of seven males and five females, due to the reckless attitude of the drivers involved.’’ “Most of these accidents were caused by speeding, wrongful overtaking, drinking while…

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81 die in Lagos road accidents in 10 months — Commissioner

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said 81 persons lost their lives in 827 road accidents recorded in the state from May 2017 to March 2018. Mr Ladi Lawanson, Commissioner for Transportation, gave the figures at the 2018 Ministerial Press Briefing to mark the three years in office of Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode, at Alausa, Lagos. Lawanson said that 1,175 persons received various degrees of injuries in the crashes during the period under review. ”As always, human error and indiscipline have been identified as most frequent reason for road accidents. The…

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Trailer kills 4, damages 5 vehicles in Jos

A trailer conveying diesel on Wednesday killed four persons and destroyed five vehicles at Mararaba Jama’a in Kuru, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau. Plateau Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Terna Tyopev, who confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos on Thursday, said the accident occurred on Wednesday night. NAN reports that Mararaba Jama’a is a busy spot with a large roundabout that links Jos to other parts of the state. Tyopev said the trailer had break failure making the driver to lose control and…

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