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Dangote Cement Truck Kills Several People, Injures Others In Ogun

Three persons were killed on Tuesday night when a Dangote truck conveying bags of cement lost control and rammed into a shop in Ogun State.

TOP MEDIA gathered that the accident happened at about 7:35pm around Toll Gate, Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area (LGA) of Ogun State.It involved the Dangote truck marked RAN788AX and a BAJAJ motorcycle registered as AAB107V.

Confirming the incident, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said a total of six persons were involved in the crash- two male adults and four female adults.

The spokesperson of the FRSC in Ogun, Florence Okpe, told this media platform that “two female adults sustained injuries. One male adult and two female adults were killed in the crash. One person was unhurt.”

Okpe said the injured victims were taken to the General Hospital, Ota, while the corpses were deposited at the same hospital’s morgue.

According to her, the suspected causes of the crash were excessive speed, brake failure and loss of control.

Okpe explained that “the truck conveying cement was coming from Sango towards Lagos, and while descending from a slope, it was suspected to have developed a brake failure; so it lost control and veered off the road, thereby crashing into a shop.”

“The dead victims are either traders or passengers waiting for vehicle at the bus stop,” Okpe said.

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