3 persons, 4 cows die as cattle causes accident on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital

Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital

Three people and four cows lost their lives in an accident that happened at the Lotto junction, Mowe end of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, on Monday night.
Lagos Metro gathered that the accident occurred as a result of a herdsman, whose cattle were crossing the road as the time of the incident.
The truck, according to eyewitness account, was travelling from Lagos and heading towards Ibadan, when it rammed into the cattle which resulted into spilling its content on the highway.
The three victims were so unlucky, as friction from a towing vehicle that was moving an accident vehicle without tyres, caused a spark and caught fire instantly.
It was also learnt that three other people were critically injured as a result of the incident.
Among the injured was an official of the Ogun State Fire Service, who was on official duty at the scene of the accident.
The service truck, fire fighting engine earlier stationed at the scene of the accident to forestall any outbreak was burnt to ashes by the fire.
The incident was confirmed to newsmen by the Public Relations Officer of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi.
Akinbiyi said the accident occurred by 11:00 p.m. on the fateful day, adding that the injured persons were taken to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, for treatment.

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