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Ibadan accident update: Police confirm 26 dead, 11 injured

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The Oyo State Police Command said that 26 people died in the early morning ghastly motor accident, which occurred at the Ibadan end of the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Kunle Ajisebutu, confirmed the accident and said that 11 others, including three children, sustained severe injuries.

Ajisebutu said that eyewitnesses reported that two commercial buses had a head-on-collision, with the vehicles immediately exploding into flames, claiming 26 lives.

“The dead have been deposited at Adeoyo General Hospital, Yemetu, while the injured were taken to the Ibadan Central Hospital, and the University College Hospital, Ibadan for medical attention.

“Police investigation has begun. The victims were evacuated by a combined team of policemen from the Toll Gate Police Division and men of the FRSC.

“The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude visited the scene immediately,” he said.

The Public Relations Officer of the UCH, Mr. Deji Bobade, confirmed that a male accident victim was admitted at the Accident and Emergency Unit of the hospital at about 7.30 am today. (NAN)

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