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Four persons die in road crash

Four persons were confirmed dead in a road accident along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway yesterday.

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The accident, our correspondent gathered, occurred at Onigari Village, close to the Foursquare Gospel Church camp at Ajebo.

The accident caused heavy traffic gridlock, with hundreds of commuters reported stranded for several hours.

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According to a witness account, the crash involved a loaded fuel tanker, which collided head-on with a container-laden truck, igniting fire immediately.

The Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the incident, said the accident occurred where traffic had been diverted to a single lane on the expressway.

He said “Four persons have been confirmed dead in the inferno, as the truck was conveying some passengers.”

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