At least seven persons were on Friday morning killed in a multiple accident at Ota along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Ogun State.
The accident which involved a truck laden with cements, a space wagon and a commercial bus occurred around 11:30am.
It was gathered that the accident caused by the truck was on top speed before it failed brake and crashed into other vehicles.
Angered by the deaths, a mob set the truck said to have no registration number ablaze
According to the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Ogun State, 17 persons comprising six men, two boys, eight women and a girl were involved in the accident.
Sector Commander Clement Oladele said those who died were two adult males, three women, a boy and a girl.
“Ten persons sustained I juries and were rescued to Ota General Hospital, while the corpses of the dead victims were deposited at the IFO General Hospital Morgue in Ogun State.
“We commiserate with the families of the dead victims. The crash occurred at a spot notorious for frequent accidents that have claimed over 40 lives in the last five years.
“Motorists especially vehicles are urged to drive with caution when using that section of the corridor.
“Passers-by should also desist from turning themselves into a mob and resorting to self help. Willful destruction of public properties or accident vehicles, irrespective of the level of provocation, is a crime. There are standard ways of handling and reporting grievances to appropriate law enforcement agencies.
“Members of the public can obtain details of the crash at the FRSC command in Ota or contact the aforementioned medical facilities,” he said