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Accidents claim 14 on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

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Atleast 14 persons were on Thursday confirmed dead in two separate accidents at Ogunmakin on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, the  News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

According to the NAN report,  the accidents occurred on Wednesday and Thursday in the early hours of the morning.

The first one, which occurred on Wednesday at about 4:05 a.m., involved two vehicles and claimed 10 lives.

Eyewitnesses said a trailer with registration number LSR 392 SB loaded with cows and more than 27 passengers collided with another trailer marked XE 444 KTU.

The eyewitnesses said a total of 30 people were involved in the crash with 20 injured while 10 were confirmed dead at Ifeoluwa hospital in Ogunmakin.

FRSC officials and policemen were said to be involved in the rescue operation.

Another crash was reported on Thursday at about 4:00 a.m. on the same spot with a loaded tanker marked MKA 338 ZB colliding with a luxury bus which had registration number AAA 656 XN and coming from Abuja.

NAN reports that a joint rescue effort involving FRSC officials and policemen led to the rescue of 50 people while 10 were injured.

Four persons were, however, confirmed dead and their remains were deposited at Fakoya mortuary in Sagamu.

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