One person has been confirmed dead in a multiple crash involving seven vehicles and a container-laden truck on Kara bridge outward the Lagos-Ibadan expressway this morning.
Reports say the federal road safety corps and the Lagos state emergency management agency (Lasema) have arrived the scene.
The FRSC sector commander in Ogun State, Ahmed Umar, told newsmen that a traffic hawker was killed in the unfortunate accidents, adding that emergency responders are still rescuing those injured.
Umar attributed the cause of the accidents to brakes failure by the truck whose driver rammed into the vehicles in front of him from behind.
The situation, coupled with the repair works ongoing on the narrowed road, has caused intense traffic along the axis with scores of motorists struggling to find their way out of Lagos.