Five persons died and 19 others were seriously injured in an early morning multiple accident at Kara Bridge after Berger on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Thursday.
The Lagos State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Hyginus Omeje, who confirmed the accident, said three of the victims died on the spot while two later died in the hospital.
Omeje said the cause of the accident had not been ascertained but that efforts were on to rescue the injured victims as well as ease the traffic along the corridor.
“We received a call this morning that an accident occurred by the Kara Bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway where about 16 vehicles were involved.
“Three people died on the spot while two later died at the hospital, the crash involved many vehicles, including buses, cars and trucks.
“The number of people involved in the accident was 53. They are 40 men and 13 women.
“The injured people have been taken to the nearest hospital with the help of Lagos State Emergency Management.’’