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No fewer than 14 persons, including a four-month-old baby, died on Sunday morning in an auto accident along Lagos-Badagry Expressway in Lagos.

Williams Manga, unit commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, disclosed this in Badagry on Sunday.

Mr. Manga said nine other persons sustained injuries in the accident, which occurred in the Agemowo axis of the road, around 7:31 a.m.

He said a commercial bus (Mazda) with registration number MUS 411 XU carrying 19 passengers and coming from Lagos, was involved in a collision with a granite truck with registration number AKM 926YQ coming from Badagry.

Mr Manga said the injured victims were taken to the general hospital in Badagry, while the dead were deposited at the hospital’s mortuary.

“Out of the 14 casualties, eight of them are male passengers, five female and one four-month-old female child.

“The accident was caused by speeding by the two vehicles while it was raining heavily,” he said.

The commander said the driver of the truck was not affected.

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The truck that was involved in a fatal accident along Lagos Badagry expressway on Sunday.

Mr Manga urged motorists not to exceed speed limits and to always have routine vehicle checks for prompt detection and replacement of faults.

A correspondent who visited the accident scene reports that some people there could not hold back tears.

Theresa Avoseh, one of those at the scene, said the people involved in the accident were returning home after celebrating with their relations at Makoko in Lagos.

“The bus, loaded around 5.30.a.m., was going to Seme with people who went to celebrate with their relatives,” she said, adding that the accident occurred while it was raining heavily.

Olatunde Bakare, the medical director, General Hospital, Badagry, said 10 of the victims were brought in dead.

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Five members of a family, on February 13, were feared dead in an auto crash at the same axis along the expressway.

(NAN)

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