A lone accident involving an articulated vehicle has claimed four lives, leaving 43 others seriously injured on Oyo-Ogbomoso expressway.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Commander in Oyo State, Mrs. Uche Chukwurah, confirmed the incident in an interview with newsmen in Ibadan, NAN reports.

Chukwurah said four people died while 43 others sustained varying degrees of injury.

She said the articulated vehicle, which was carrying both human beings and animals, fell into a deep pothole while on motion and veered off the road into the bush.

According to her, a total number of 62 people were affected in the accident that occurred around Sekona area on Oyo-Ogbomoso Expressway while 16 of them were rescued alive.

“The trailer was carrying goats, cows and human beings, all adult males.

“Four people lost their lives, 43 people were injured while 16 people were rescued unhurt,” Chukwurah said.

She further revealed that the corpses had been deposited in the morgue of the Ladoke Akintola Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, while the injured were taken to Ebuloluwa Clinic.

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