TERRIBLE! R.I.P: 8People Die As Truck Crashes Into Stationary Vehicles In Oshodi

6 years ago by: franel
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«§» 20 November 2013

At least eight people were feared dead on Tuesday in Lagos when a truck veered off its lane and crashed into stationary vehicles at Oshodi.

Five vehicles were involved in the accident which occurred at the Oshodi `Isale’ Bus Stop on the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway.

The lorry was coming from the Apapa end of the highway when the accident occurred.

The stationary vehicles involved in the accident included three commercial buses and a jeep.

A correspondent, who was at the scene shortly after the accident, reports that blood stained some portions of road while luggage of the victims scattered.

Transport managers pulled off the affected vehicles off the road to prevent a gridlock.

Mr Samuel Ogundayo, the Oshodi Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, told NAN that 19 people were involved in the accident.

“A tipper had a break failure; 19 people were involved but eight died instantly.

“They have been taken to the General Hospital Ikeja and the Health Centre, Oshodi,’’ Ogundayo said.

However, an official of the Lagos State Transport Management Authority, who pleaded anonymity, told NAN that five people died in the accident and five injured.

He said that the bodies of the dead had been taken to the General Hospital, Ikeja, while the wounded were taken to the Trauma Centre Oshodi. (NAN)

-- Orojoe (f) at 20-11-2013 02:16AM
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Na wao, which one come be dis Shocked
-- sandrew (f) at 20-11-2013 03:00AM
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Lord, have mercy O̶̲̥̅₪ U̶̲̥̅̊я children.
-- engrtope (m) at 20-11-2013 04:26AM
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No wahala
-- ThoRam (m) at 20-11-2013 09:42AM
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Terrible crash....
-- franel (m) at 20-11-2013 11:21AM
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A tragedy happened on Tuesday in Oshodi area of Lagos State when a truck belonging to the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Church lost control and crashed into some bystanders.

Currently there conflicting casualty figure, as eyewitness said the number of casualties ranged between 12 and 20.

However, the police authorities have confirmed the death of only 6 in the accident. They say 5 other victims are wounded.

While NAN reported that the Oshodi Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr. Samuel Ogundayo, said 19 people were involved in the accident, adding that 8 of them died on the spot.

According to the information provided, a pregnant woman was among the deceased, and foetus was also crushed in the tragic accident.

It was gathered that the sand-bearing truck was heading towards Mile 2 area when it lost control after its break failed.

The police confirmed that a pregnant woman died. However, as it has already been mentioned, the figures vary.

-- jossy4reall (m) at 20-11-2013 12:46PM
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Dis got me thinking.......Is there a day dat can pass without a record of death in Naija?..RIP to the dead