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Two Fatal Automobile Accidents Rock Sagamu On Eid-El-Fitri Day

Eid-el-Fitri not going according to plan for road users

Jayfred Ugo

Eid-el-Fitri is a day of celebration for the Muslim faithfuls to commemorate the end of the Ramadan fast and it is marked by festivities. However, the people of Sagamu were in for not one but two tragedies.

The first accident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, 4:52 am, along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway at the AP petrol, Sagamu.

Two Fatal Automobile Accidents Rock Sagamu On Eid-El-Fitri Day

According to Mr. Clement Oladele, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps [FRSC]:

The accident happened as a result of speeding, an IVECO truck was involved in the crash. So far we can confirm three men were involved in the accident, while one died the other two sustained injuries and they were all taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu

Meanwhile, the second crash occurred later in the afternoon, 3:54 pm, on the same expressway but this time at 'Ogumankin', involving a Toyota Hiace bus.

Mr. Clement Oladele further explained:

The crash involved seventeen [17] people, including six [6] males, eight [8] females and three [3] children but only six [6] people were injured while one [1] woman died in the accident. The injured were taken to Idera Hospital, Sagamu while the casualty was taken to FOS Morgue, Ipara, where the corpse was deposited

Mr. Clement ended his speech by forewarning road users to expect traffic to build upon the Lagos-Ibadan expressway and other connecting roads following the incident and also during the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations.