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3 die as truck crushes into shop in Ogun



 3 die as truck crushes into shop in Ogun

A speeding truck owned by a cement factory has reportedly crashed into a shop in Ogun State and crushed three people to death.

Two other persons were seriously injured in the accident that occurred along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway on Tuesday evening.

The spokesman of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun Sector command, Florence Okpe, confirmed the accident to journalists in Abeokuta.

Okpe said the truck which was loaded with cement rammed into a shop, killing three people and injuring two.

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She said, the accident involved an Iveco truck with registration number, RAN 788 AX and a BAJAJ motorcycle, marked, AAB 107 V.

She added that the accident occurred around toll gate, Otta, along the highway.

“The suspected causes of the crash were excessive speed, brake failure and loss of control.

“The truck conveying cement was coming from Sango towards Lagos. While descending the slop, it developed brake failure, lost control and veered off the road and crashed into a shop.

“The dead victims were either traders or passengers waiting for vehicle at the bus stop,” Okpe said.

The FRSC spokesperson added that the injured victims were taken to General Hospital, Otta for medical attention, while the corpses were deposited at the hospital morgue.

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