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4 children, 2 others killed in Ota auto accident

Ota (Ogun) – Six people, including four children and two adults, lost their lives in Monday night’s crash at Iyana Iyesi, Ota, in Ogun.

Mr Adedeji Adewale, the Ota Unit Commander of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC), told reporters on Tuesday in Ota.

He said that, the accident involved an articulated vehicle and commercial motorcycles.

The FRSC official blamed the accident on the recklessness of the driver of the articulated vehicle, who lost control and rammed into the motorcycles and commuters at the scene.

*Wreckage from a car accident
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Adewale said the driver had no regard for the conditions of the road and the state of his vehicle.

“He lost control and rammed into cyclists and passengers waiting for vehicles at Iyana Iyesi. Four children and two adults died on the spot while one person is currently receiving treatment.

“We have deposited the six corpses at the Ota General Hospital and the injured person is also receiving treatment at the same hospital.’’

The FRSC chief said that the wreckage of the unmarked vehicle had been cleared off the road while his men still remained around the scene to ensure free flow of traffic. (NAN)


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