Five persons died in a multiple auto crash at the Iju area of Idiroko-Ota Expressway on Wednesday.
The accident, involving a Mack tanker, a Volkswagen Golf, a tricycle and a motorcycle, was said to have occurred at about 10.35 a.m.
The Zonal Commander, Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Mr Adekunle Ajibade, confirmed the accident in Ota.
Ajibade said that one person also sustained injury in the accident, which involved 11 persons — eight male and three female.
The zonal commander said speeding and loss of control was the likely cause of the accident.
“Some of the occupants of some of the vehicles were fortunate to escape death while five of the vehicles’ passengers were unfortunate.
“The corpses have been deposited at the morgue of General Hospital Ota and the injured is receiving treatment in the same hospital,” he said.
Ajibade said that TRACE had to deploy a crane and a flatbed vehicle to remove the vehicles from the ditch.
He said that the evacuation of the vehicles had been completed, except for the tanker, as TRACE had to wait for NUPENG officials for transloading before total evacuation.
Ajibade advised motorists to always adhere strictly to traffic regulations and refrain from speeding to avoid loss of lives.
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