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Mother dies, daughter injured as vehicle plunges into river

A woman has died while her daughter was injured in an accident which occurred along the Ijebu-Ode-Benin Expressway in the Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The fatal accident occurred when a Lexus SUV with the two occupants plunged into the Ososa river in Odogbolu due to loss of control of the vehicle.

The state Public Relations Officer of Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the accident.

He said the accident occurred at 2:40pm on Sunday and was as a result of speeding, causing the vehicle with registration number JJJ 930 FL to fall into the river.

According to Akinbiyi, the vehicle was coming from Lekki in Lagos and heading to Ijebu-Ode when the accident happened

There were two occupants in the vehicle; the driver, who is a woman, and her daughter, who is a student of Tai Solarin University of Education.  “The woman was taking her daughter to school.  “As a result of speeding, the woman lost control of the vehicle and plunged the vehicle into the river.”

Akinbiyi said the survivor was receiving treatment at the Ijebu-Ode General Hospital while the vehicle had been removed from the river and deposited at the TRACE’s Motor Traffic Division in Odogbolu.

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