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April 15, 2024
Accident

3 die as car plunges into Omo River on Sagamu-Benin expressway

Three persons were on Saturday confirmed dead while one other sustained injuries when a Toyota Sienna car plunged into the Omo River around Area J4 on the Sagamu-Benin expressway.

The incident was confirmed to newsmen by Mrs Florence Okpe, the Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun.

She said, “The accident occurred around 11:55 am and the suspected cause of the crash was excessive speed and loss of control which made the vehicle plunge into the river.

“The vehicle marked APP 830 HX was coming from Benin and heading to Lagos.”

The FRSC spokesperson disclosed that the bodies of those dead were deposited at the State General Hospital morgue in Ijebu-Ode.

Okpe added that three male adults were found dead while one person sustained injuries in the lone vehicle accident. The injured victim was taken to hospital for treatment.

She also quoted the State Sector Commander of FRSC, Anthony Uga, as describing the crash as avoidable if caution was considered.

The sector commander stated that speed limit violation by motorists, especially the commercial vehicle drivers on that route, was the cause of many road traffic crashes. (NAN)

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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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