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Boxing Day tragedy: Mother, two daughters die in Ogun accident

Boxing Day tragedy: Mother, two daughters die in Ogun accident

A mother and her two daughters have died in a motor accident at Ijebu-Ife, along Sagamu road, Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria.

They were travelling to the Eastern part of the country when the accident occurred on Boxing Day. 

Spokesperson, Traffic Enforcement law and Compliance (TRACE), Tunde Akinbiyi in a release said the accident involved a Dangote truck and a Ford Jeep with the plate number WW 630 XA and AKD 311 HH respectively. 

He said the driver of the Jeep escaped death while the mother and her daughters died. 

According to him, the driver of the jeep rammed into the truck from behind due to excessive speed and lost control.

He said the Jeep was on its way to the East when the accident occurred. 

Eye witnesses said the woman and her daughters were on their way for holiday from Lagos. 

The husband of the woman is said to live abroad, while the driver was employed by the family to drive them around. 

However, the vehicles have been taken to Ijebu-Ife Divisional Police Station for further investigation.

The remains of the victims have been deposited at Gosheng Hospital Morgue. 

TRACE, however, urged drivers to eschew excessive speed and dangerous driving, particularly during this harmattan season.

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