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Seven people, including two children, died on Sunday after a bus crashed and burst into flames on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
Another 14 passengers were injured in the accident that occurred in the OPIC area of the highway.
The lone accident involving a Mazda bus marked BDG993YG happened around 10.45am on Sunday morning.
a spokesperson for Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Florence Okpe, confirmed the incident in a statement in Abeokuta.
Ms Okpe said 22 people – seven adult males, eight adult females, four males and three females – were on the bus that crashed.
The accident was blamed on “excessive speed and failed brakes which led to loss of control”.
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The FRSC said some of the passengers were burnt, adding that the injured were rushed to the Lagos State Accident Emergency Centre, Ojota, while the bodies were deposited at the Olabisi Onabajo University Teaching Hospital in Sagamu, Ogun State.
According to the spokesman, the FRSC sector commander, Ahmed Umar, expressed his gratitude to the family of the victims and advised motorists to “avoid speeding and always carry out regular vehicle checks, maintenance and replacement of faults”.
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