Mob sets two fully loaded Dangote Cement trucks ablaze after allegedly crushing seven to death in Ogun State.
Two Dangote group trucks loaded with bags of cement has been set ablaze by mob for allegedly crushing seven persons to death and injuring 10 in a multiple fatal crash in Ogun State.
The accidents occurred around 12:20 pm on Saturday at the old tollgate Ota, along the Lagos – Abeokuta Expressway in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state.
The Federal Road Safety Corps, Sector Commander, Ogun State Command, Clement Oladele, who confirmed the incident, explained that the multiple fatal crashes had led to the death of seven persons.
He said :
“The FRSC is still at the scene managing the incident and has contacted the Fire Service to extinguish the inferno to make rescue operations faster.
“Also sister security and emergency agencies have been informed to assist in curtailing the situation.”
The FRSC boss, however, warned that the area which the accident occurred, is prone to frequent crashes.
Oladele said the area had claimed over 40 lives in the last five years. He also called on motorists, especially the articulated vehicles, to drive cautiously when using that section of the corridor.
He also advised Nigerians to desist from destroying public properties or accident vehicles, irrespective of the level of provocations.
“There are standard ways of reporting and handling grievances to appropriate law enforcement agencies,”
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