By Evelyn Usman
Sixteen persons were killed in an auto crash that occurred along Alaro city, in Epe area of Lagos, in the early hours of today.
The tragic incident involving two vehicles: a white commercial bus with plate number KTN 262YJ and an articulated truck with an unknown plate number, was attributed to impaired visibility and reckless driving within the construction corridor.
Twenty-three male adults were said to be in the commercial bus which destination could not be ascertained as of press time.
While 16 of them lost their lives, five of them sustained injury, while the rest two were rescued by officials of the Lagos Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC without injury.
The Lagos Sector Command Public Education Officer, Route Commander Olabisi Sanusi, who confirmed the incident, said, ” The auto crash happened at about 3 am today. FRSC operatives and other emergency management agencies are on the ground to ensure prompt recovery and evacuation of all crashed vehicles.
“The Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps Lagos Sector Command Corps, Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide, therefore, advised motorists to always avoid night journey because of impaired visibility at that hour.
“”He also admonished the motoring public to always observe construction signage and speed limits at such zones.
“Ogungbemide is also using this medium to commiserate with the families of the deceased while wishing the injured quick recovery”..