A road crash involving a bus and a truck has claimed the life of at least 16 people in Lagos State.
Officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in the state are said to have responded to the incident which happened on Tuesday morning along Alaro City, Epe area of the state.
The accident, Naija News learnt, involved twenty-three male adults out of which 16 died and five were severely injured.
The FRSC Public Education Officer of the command, Olabisi Sonusi, confirmed in a statement made available to newsmen that the crash occurred at 03:00 am and was caused by impaired visibility due to reckless driving.
The official said the five injured victims were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital for proper medical attention.
Sonusi said: “The vehicles involved in the crash were a white bus with Registration number KTN 262YJ and an Articulated truck (Registration Number unknown).
“FRSC operatives and other emergency management agencies are on the ground, ensuring prompt recovery and evacuation of all crashed vehicles.
“The Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps Lagos Sector Command Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide, therefore, advised motorists to always avoid night journey because of impaired visibility at that hour.
“He also admonished the motoring public always to observe construction signage and speed limits at such zones.
“Ogungbemide is also using this medium to commiserate with the families of the deceased while wishing the injured quick recovery.”