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16 dead, five injured as car crash in Lagos

16 people were killed and 5 were hurt in a two-vehicle collision early on Tuesday near Alaro City, Epe region of Lagos State.

23 male adults of legal age were involved in the collision; 16 of them died, five sustained life-threatening injuries, and two escaped without harm.

The Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos Command, confirmed the accident and highlighted that irresponsible driving was to blame for the disaster, which happened at 3:00 am.

Olabisi Sonusi, the command’s FRSC Public Education Officer, said that the five injured people had been taken to a hospital.

It partly read, “The vehicles involved in the crash were a white bus with Registration number KTN 262YJ and an Articulated truck (Registration Number unknown).

“FRSC operatives and other emergency management agencies are on ground, ensuring 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 always to 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.”

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