8 die, two injured as gas tanker, car collide in Ogun


.Scene of the crash

Eight persons died while two others were injured when a gas-laden tanker and Mazda 323 car collide at a section along Sango-Ota- Idiroko- Owode Road on Monday.

Traffic report from the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps indicated that the accident occurred around 5pm.

The Public Relations Officer, TRACE, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi said the accident was caused by wrongful overtaking by one of the drivers.

He said, “The accident occurred between Owode around 192 Army Barrack of Mapping and Survey. An eyewitness told our men that the accident was caused by wrongful overtaking.

“Ten people were involved in the accident, eight of them died while two suffered varying degrees of injury.”

Akinbiyi said apart from the TRACE, other sister agencies present at the scene were Federal Road Safety Corps, Nigeria Police, and Fire Fighters.










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