Fourteen die in road accidents in Nigeria

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At least 14 lives were lost in road accidents recorded in southwest Nigeria’s Ogun State on Thursday, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) reported.

The accidents occurred on Wednesday and in the early hours of Thursday.

The first one, which occurred on Wednesday involved two vehicles and claimed 10 lives on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Nseobong Akpabio, a senior FRSC official, said a total of 30 people were involved in the crash with 20 injured while 10 were confirmed dead at Ifeoluwa hospital in Ogunmakin area of the state.

Another crash was reported on Thursday on the same spot, where four persons were, however, confirmed dead and their remains were deposited at Fakoya mortuary in Sagamu area of the state.

Akpabio said the commission had commenced investigation into both crashes, adding that details would be made public.

Traffic accidents are common in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country due to poorly maintained roads and a common disregard for traffic laws.

More than 1,000 are killed on the road each year in the country. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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Fourteen die in road accidents in Nigeria

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