6 die, 27 injured in Ibadan auto crash

NO fewer than six persons lost their lives while 21 persons got injured in an automobile accident involving 27 people around Kilometre 15, quarry area, Ibadan /Lagos Expressway, on Sunday.

The incident happened around 5.36 p.m.

According to the Public Relations officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Tunji Onijala, the auto crash involved three vehicles; two Mazda buses with registration numbers EKY 59 XR, AME 384 XA; and one Mercedes Benz SUV with registration number EKY 111 BL.

Onijala said “the cause of the accident was a result of route violation by the drivers.”

He added that injured victims were taken to Ibadan Central Hospital, Ososami, for treatment while the corpses were deposited at the Adeoyo Hospital morgue.

An eyewitness informed the Nigerian Tribune that the three vehicles, which were badly damaged, were Lagos bound.

The source further hinted that one of the vehicles was a 18-seater commercial bus, with full load of passengers.