The Federal Road Safety Corps , Sango -Ota Unit, on Saturday , said two persons died while four others sustained various degrees of injuries in a multiple accident at Sango -Ota toll -gate .
Sango -Ota FRSC’ s Unit Commander , Mr Adekunle Oguntoyinbo, who confirmed the accident in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Ota , said the accident occured at about 4. 45 am.
Oguntoyinbo stated that a Mack Truck with registration number GGE 80 XJ that was travelling from Abeokuta to Lagos had a brake failure due to speeding , and rammed into five other vehicles .
He listed other vehicles involved in the accident to include , Volkswagen bus (KTU 899 XR) , Volkswagon LT , (GGE 44 XL ), Coaster Civilian (LSR 604 XD ), Iveco Trailer (XB 190 MLF) and Mazda bus ( KJA 667 XP ) .
He said 15 people were involved in the accident that resulted in the death of two persons, while four others sustained various degrees of injuries .
The unit commander explained that one of the two deceased was trying to enter a bus while the other was trying to cross the road when they were hit by the vehicles .
“ The corpse of the victims had been deposited at the morgue of General Hospital , Ifo, while the injured are also receiving treatment at the General Hospital , Ota , ” Oguntoyinbo said .
He said that the FRSC and other traffic agencies were making efforts to evacuate the vehicles from the road to ease free flow of traffic.