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2 killed, 3 injured in SW Nigeria road accident

25 May 2023, 02:05 GMT+10

ABUJA, May 24 (Xinhua) -- At least two people were killed and three others injured after a bus traveling in Nigeria's southwestern state of Oyo lost control and crashed on Wednesday, the traffic police said.

Joshua Adekanye, a commander for the Federal Road Safety Corps in Oyo State, told reporters in the state capital of Ibadan that the bus rammed into a barrier erected by a local road construction company in Alakia, along the Ibadan-Ife expressway, after its brake failed.

Two male passengers lost their lives on the spot while the injured, including the bus driver, were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment, Adekanye said.

The road traffic official cautioned motorists always to ensure their vehicles are in good condition before embarking on a journey and avoid overspeeding.

Deadly road accidents are frequently reported in Nigeria, often caused by overloading, bad road conditions, and reckless driving.

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