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Ten passengers were on Tuesday killed when two vehicles crashed around 5am on the popular Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The incident occurred near the Kara Turning, in the direction of the Interchange area of the highway.

According to Florence Okpe, spokesperson for the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Command in Ogun State, seven other individuals sustained injuries.

Okpe gave the details of the two vehicles as an ash-coloured Toyota Haice Bus with number plate, FKY898YF; and an orange-coloured Iveco Truck Tipper.

According to Okpe, the crash involved a total of 18 male adults, and the suspected cause is attributed to excessive speed.

The bus lost control and rammed into the tipper that was about negotiating the turning.

“The injured victims were taken to Famobis Hospital for medical attention while the dead bodies were deposited at Idera Morgue, Sagamu,” Okpe said.

“The Sector Commander, Anthony Uga was pained over the fatal crash that could be avoided if necessary caution was put in place.

“He also emphasized that drivers should endeavour to take a 15 minutes rest for every four-hour drive because fatigue has been a major cause of road traffic crash.”

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