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Truck Kills Two, Injures One



A truck driver crushed two persons to death and injured one in an accident that occurred at the Tollgate area on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway on Saturday.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the accident, said the injured was rescued to the Ota state hospital while the remains of the dead have been taken to Ifo mortuary in Ogun State.

Akinbiyi explained that the accident occurred when the Mack truck coming from Lagos had a brake failure, veered off its lane and collided with the two other trucks and the passersby.

“Two male passersby were crushed to death and one female injured.

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“TRACE operatives and other sister agencies collectively rescued the situation, took the injured to the Ota Hospital while the presumed dead persons had been taken to Ifo mortuary,” he said.

The accident involved a containerized truck marked AAA448XJ, Dangote truck marked GN 7248-16 and a tanker with registration number KSF991XF.

Akinbiyi said the driver of the truck ran away while the vehicle had been taken away.

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