16 people were killed and 5 were hurt in a two-vehicle collision early on Tuesday along Alaro City, Epe area of Lagos State.
23 male adults of legal age were involved in the collision; 16 of them perished, five suffered life-threatening injuries, and two escaped without harm.
The Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos Command, confirmed the accident and noted that reckless driving was to blame for the crash, which happened at 3:00 am.
A statement by the FRSC Public Education Officer of the command, Olabisi Sonusi, revealed that the five injured victims have been hospitalised.
It partly read, “The vehicles involved in the crash were a white bus with Registration number KTN 262YJ and an Articulated truck (Registration Number unknown).
“FRSC operatives and other emergency management agencies are on ground, ensuring prompt recovery and evacuation of all crashed vehicles.
“The Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps Lagos Sector Command Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide, therefore, advised motorists to always avoid night journey because of impaired visibility at that hour.
“He also admonished the motoring public always to observe construction signage and speed limits at such zones.
“Ogungbemide is also using this medium to commiserate with the families of the deceased, while wishing the injured quick recovery.”
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