Five persons died on Tuesday in an accident involving a Mercedes Benz truck and a Mazda bus at Sagamu on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Ogun.

The Sector Commander of the FRSC in Ogun, Mr Adegoke Adetunji, who confirmed the incident, said that the bus lost control and ran into the truck which was also on motion from the rear.

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Adetunji told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta that 23 persons were involved in the accident, with five confirmed dead while 16 sustained injuries.

“We went to the scene and met the crash which involved the truck and the Mazda bus.

“A Mazda bus with registration number APP36XA and a Mercedes Benz truck with registration number GNN774XA were travelling to Ibadan before they rammed into each other.

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“We understand that the bus, which was on a high speed, lost control and rammed into the moving truck and was torn into pieces because of its bad shape.

“The bus was not in good shape and was not supposed to be on the road.

“Motorist should obey the speed limit and ensure that their vehicles are properly maintained. They should also install speed limit device in their vehicles,’’ he said.

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Adetunji said that the corpses of the victims had been deposited at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital mortuary in Sagamu while the injured were also being treated in the health facility. (NAN)