No fewer than four persons were confirmed dead while four others sustained injuries in a lone accident around Pipeline Junction, Ogere, Ogun State, on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The Spokesperson for Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta on Thursday.
Akinbiyi noted that the accident occurred at 4:30 am and it involved a Man Diesel truck marked TKP 653 XA conveying people and also loaded with tubers of yam.
He explained that the accident involved 14 people comprising 13 male and one female, saying that four males died and four males sustaining injuries.
“I learnt the vehicle was coming from the North inbound Lagos and loaded with yams.
“The casualty was much because some of the passengers, who are also likely owners of the yam, were sitting on the yams in the open space at the back.
“The truck lost control due to speeding and poor visibility; fell by its side with the yams and the vehicle fell on them,” he said.
Akinbiyi said the corpses of the deceased were deposited at FOS Mortuary, Ipara Remo, Ogun, while the injured were taken to Idera Hospital, Sagamu.
He advised motorists to maintain their vehicles, avoid speeding and night travels, if possible, especially now that the harmattan season is here, with poor visibility everywhere.