No fewer than 17 people died and 74 others injured in a fatal mishap that occurred along the ever-busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Sunday morning.
The accident, which occurred shortly after Ibadan, involved two vehicles.
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) gave the cause of the accident as over speeding, which led to loss of control by one of the drivers.
FRSC’s Head of Media Relations and Strategy Bisi Kazeem, in a statement, warned people “against sitting on top of trucks and lorries”.
Kazeem said: “The accident occurred around SEPO Area before Dominion University, KM 19 at 0915.
“Two vehicles were involved– a DAF Trailer White, Reg. No. XS626 LSD and another articulated truck.
“It was caused by speed violation and loss of control. There were 96 people involved (95 men, one woman.
“Seventy four were injured; 17 died. The victims have been taken to UCH, Ibadan Central Hospital, Kejide and Life Back Hospital.
“The bodies have been deposited at the Adeoyo Morgue, Yemetu, Ibadan.”