At least five people were killed and six others injured on Friday after two vehicles collided in Nigeria’s southwestern Ogun state due to excessive speeding and wrongful overtaking, a local official said.
Ahmed Umar, head of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, said in a statement the accident occurred on a road near Arebi village in the state. Five people, including three male adults and two female adults, died on spot.
“All the six injured people have been transferred to a hospital for treatment,” said Umar, adding the bodies of the deceased were also deposited in the same hospital for identification.
He cautioned motorists against speed violations, saying they should drive defensively and be extra careful to avoid unnecessary loss of lives.
Deadly road accidents are frequently reported in Nigeria due to bad roads, overspeeding and reckless driving.