Saturday, 24 December 2016

12/24/2016 12:00:00 pm

A family of Five were involved in a fatal accident while travelling back home from Abeokuta

A woman and her two children were on Thursday burnt to death after their family vehicle had an accident at the Ewekoro end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Ogun State.

Two other occupants of the Lexus Jeep with number plate, MUS 309 EF, were in a critical condition at the Ijaiye General Hospital.

Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Itori unit, responded to the emergency.

It was learnt that the FRSC officials were initially attacked by a mob that faulted them for arriving late.

The officials were said to have retreated to reinforce before they could gain access to the scene.

An FRSC official, who did not want to be identified, said the accident happened around 10am.

He said, “There were five people in the vehicle and they were heading towards Lagos. It appeared they were coming from Abeokuta.

“When they got to the Ewekoro end of the expressway, the driver lost control of the Jeep after running into a bad portion of the road. I believe he did not know the road well.

“It is, however, not clear if they had a combustible material in the vehicle because no sooner than the accident happened that the vehicle burst into flames."

“A woman and two children were burnt to death, while two others were rescued and taken to a hospital for treatment.”

The Ogun State Sector Commander, FRSC, Clement Oladele, confirmed the crash, adding that investigations were ongoing.

 “It was a lone accident. The driver, who was at top speed, suddenly ran into a pothole, which made him to lose control. The vehicle  then somersaulted and burst into flames, killing a woman and her two children. The corpses were taken to a mortuary in Ifo, while the survivors were taken to a hospital for treatment. It was  an unfortunate incident.”

*"They weren't going for Christmas as reported, cos they were Jehovah's witnesses. Their two daughters were just graduating from funaab. They were heading back home after parking their loads from their hostel.*

*They had a gas cylinder which was not empty at the back of the vehicle. That was what caused the vehicle to explode*

What a pity after so many years struggle to come out with a first class in economics.

That clearly states that not Five but Two Funaabites from the same family where involved with their mother.


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