30 Dead After Speeding Trailer Conveying Them Tumbled On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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No fewer than 30 male passengers died in the Adeosun area of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Sunday after a trailer conveying them tumbled down the road.

Over 50 other people sustained varying degrees of injuries in the crash, while two rams were killed.

The accident occurred on the portion of the expressway which had been recently reconstructed.

Punch's correspondents counted 25 corpses at the scene of the accident. Eyewitnesses said about five corpses had been taken to a mortuary.

Other victims of the accident, which occurred around 7am, were not removed until past 9am.

A victim, who lost two relatives, covered the faces of the deceased with clothes and broke down in tears.

Shouting the name of Allah as he wailed, the victim identified simply as Mohammed, refused all entreaties as he knelt down between the two corpses and wept bitterly.

One of the survivors of the accident, who gave his name as Mohammed Seripino, said the trailer was coming from Kaduna and had travelled all night.

He said each passenger paid N1,000 as transport fare, adding that the journey from Kaduna was smooth before the accident occurred.
“We are all Hausa. We were coming from Kaduna. Each passenger paid N1,000. This (accident) is not good,” he said.

An eyewitness, who gave his name as Yinka Dada, said he was seeing off his son, who was on his way to Lagos, when the accident occurred. He said:
 “I saw everything. I was by the roadside when the accident occurred. I was with my son who was going to Lagos when I saw two vehicles speeding as if they were competing in a race.

“The other vehicle was able to control the wheel, while the driver of the trailer lost control, tumbled down the expressway, and spilled out the passengers one after another.”
Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps at the Ibadan Tollgate Unit, who came for rescue operation, refused to talk to Punch.

“We cannot talk to you now. I am not the boss here. I have bosses who can talk to you later if you come to our unit at the tollgate. You can see we are busy now,” an official said.
A police patrol van with two officials also visited the scene.

One of the policemen in the van told those with minor injuries to help those with critical injuries into the police van.

However, some sympathisers said the responses of both the police and the officials of the FRSC were poor, and began to rain curses on Nigeria’s political class.

An Electrical Engineering student of the Abdul Gusau Polytechnic, Zamfara, who did not disclose his name, said government should be blamed for the poor response to the plight of the victims.

The student said:
 “Our leaders have embezzled all the money that should be used to put infrastructure in place. This is why people are dying like rats.”
A middle-aged man, Onyekachi Otuonye, lamented rescuers’ response time to the accident.

Single said:

“This is deplorable. Even slaves should not be treated like this. Human lives should be treated with respect and dignity.”

A man in a cleric robe, who attributed the accident to witches and wizards, was shouted down by some sympathisers.

When the man brought out a book of his predictions on the accident that would occur on the road in 2016, sympathisers warned him to stop, saying there were no witches on the road.

One of the sympathisers, Biliaminu Awodele, who confronted the cleric, said:
 “Accidents happen all over the world, nobody dey blame witches and wizards, abeg, carry your yeye prediction commot here!”
However, the FRSC said 17 people died in the accident, while 79 others were injured.

The Oyo State Sector Commander, FRSC, Yusuf Salami, said the accident involved an articulated vehicle and a Peugeot J5 vehicle.

He explained that both vehicles were travelling to Lagos, adding that the accident was caused by impatience, speeding and struggle for right of way.

He said:
 “A Peugeot J5 with number plate, XS 626 LSV, and a DAF articulated vehicle with number plate, AA 902 MML, had an accident as both drivers were struggling for the right of the way. They were both going to Lagos when the accident happened around 9.30am on Sunday. It happened just before the campus of the Dominion University in Sepo, on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

There were 96 people involved, with 17 confirmed dead. It is obvious that both drivers were speeding and suddenly lost control of the vehicles. The Peugeot bus was loaded with passengers and goods, but the casualty figure rose because the other vehicle was travelling to Lagos with huge number of illegal passengers.”



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Trueyarn at 06:31 AM, 8/02/2016 (3 years ago)
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Not again,God have mercy,may their souls R.I.P....
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Ennyolalekan at 06:51 AM, 8/02/2016 (3 years ago)
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All dis Hausa Fulani drivers self. must u run....

RIP to d dead ones
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Eazyatumeyi at 07:42 AM, 8/02/2016 (3 years ago)
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This is very pathetic..
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yemisix at 07:45 AM, 8/02/2016 (3 years ago)
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R I P
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winace at 07:58 AM, 8/02/2016 (3 years ago)
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Carrying human in trailer like cows. For goodness sake dis northerners shld wake up and act like human. They pay 1,000?Huh?Huh?? from Kaduna to Lagos?Huh? Even from jt Ibadan to Lagos here is 1,500 talk more of dat distant from Kaduna to Lagos. And their reckless drivers up north don't care for human life.  Na wa o. Anyway may their souls rest in peace. Amen
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winace at 07:58 AM, 8/02/2016 (3 years ago)
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Carrying human in trailer like cows. For goodness sake dis northerners shld wake up and act like human. They pay 1,000?Huh?Huh?? from Kaduna to Lagos?Huh? Even from jt Ibadan to Lagos here is 1,500 talk more of dat distant from Kaduna to Lagos. And their reckless drivers up north don't care for human life.  Na wa o. Anyway may their souls rest in peace. Amen
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livinus5 at 08:41 AM, 8/02/2016 (3 years ago)
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Bokos,no problem
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Haso112 at 09:44 AM, 8/02/2016 (3 years ago)
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Loaded humans at the back of an articulated vehicle like cows and sheep's being taken to the slaughter house and just like animals, not a single one of them could call the driver to order or would they say they didn't see it coming? Awon aboki shaaa, only God know when their brains go fully develop.
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kp45 at 09:48 AM, 8/02/2016 (3 years ago)
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God have mercy.
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gogoman at 11:45 AM, 8/02/2016 (3 years ago)
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only in naija
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ujmaria at 12:00 PM, 8/02/2016 (3 years ago)
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Hausa with their ways
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Mopera at 01:04 PM, 8/02/2016 (3 years ago)
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For goodness sake dis northerners
shld wake up and act like human. They pay 1,000? ? from Kaduna to Lagos? Even from jt Ibadan to Lagos here is 1,500 talk
more of dat distant from Kaduna to
Lagos. And their reckless drivers
up north don't care for human life.
Na wa o. Anyway may their souls
rest in peace. Amen
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concentrate at 02:02 PM, 8/02/2016 (3 years ago)
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R.i.p
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nwaafoigbo at 02:46 PM, 8/02/2016 (3 years ago)
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boko haram
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zezprincess at 06:18 PM, 8/02/2016 (3 years ago)
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Chaaii,many casualties cos of over-speed&impatient,so sorry,RIP.
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akinmanchy at 08:14 PM, 8/02/2016 (3 years ago)
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May God have mercy. RIP

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okatee at 12:40 AM, 9/02/2016 (3 years ago)
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I JST NO KNOW WHEN SOME RECKLESS DRIVERZ GO REALIZE SAY OVERSPEEDIN DEY KILL. RIP TO DOSE WHO LOST DEIR LIVES.
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favuman at 04:40 AM, 10/02/2016 (3 years ago)
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They pay 1,000?? from Kaduna to Lagos? Even from jt Ibadan to Lagos here is 1,500 talk more of dat distant from Kaduna to Lagos.
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emma4love3 at 04:45 PM, 27/03/2016 (3 years ago)
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that is how they move in packs
like cows and sheeps...
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