An auto accident on the Lagos-Ibadan highway has claimed 30 lives on Thursday night. Spokesman for the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Bisi Kazeem, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abuja on Friday. Kazeem said the accident occurred at about 8 pm at Km 95 around the Elebolo Quary Area on the Ibadan axis of the road.
According to him, 10 other persons were injured in the crash involving 40 persons and two Mazda buses. “The crash occurred at a construction site, and it resulted from route and speed violations. Rescue operations by the FRSC officials, who arrived at the scene minutes after the incident, ended at 2:42 am on Friday.
The corpses were deposited at Adeoyo Yemetu Hospital mortuary, Ibadan. The injured were taken to the University College Hospital, Ibadan, and Adeoyo Yemetu Hospital, he added.