Nine persons were confirmed dead yesterday and many others injured in rail and road crashes. Five people died and 19 sustained injuries in multiple accidents involving 15 vehicles at Kara Bridge, on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Four hangers-on were crushed when a train hit a truck at Abbatoir in Agege. The accident at Kara that occurred

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An early morning fire yesterday destroyed property, mostly shops, estimated at millions of naira in Akure, the Ondo State capital. The fire occurred near a roadblock junction, opposite Chicken Republic on Owo-Akure-Ilesa Road. It was learnt that the inferno started around 2 a. m and spread to other locked-up stores. Sources said it was caused by a

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Italian prosecutors are investigating the deaths of 26 Nigerian women – most of them teenagers – whose bodies were recovered at sea. There are suspicions that they may have been sexually abused and murdered as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean. Five migrants are being questioned in the southern port of Salerno. A Spanish warship,

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Three suspected armed robbers were yesterday reportedly beaten to death aggrieved resident in Akure, the Ondo state capital. The deceased were accused of snatching two motorcycles from their owners along the popular Hospital Road. They were said to have been arrested and beaten by passers-by following an alarm raised by one of the victims.

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Taxi drivers in Wuse/Lugbe, Abuja, have protested the death of their colleague in the hands of a member of the FCT Joint Taskforce. The angry drivers blocked roads leading to the market. One of them, who pleaded for anonymity, said the deceased sat in his vehicle with his wife; he was not loading passengers. “It happened about 9.30-10 am. The

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No fewer than 27 people have been killed after a gunman opened fire at a church during Sunday services in United States (U.S.), the police have said. The attack happened at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a small town in Wilson County, Texas. Police official Albert Gamez Jr confirmed the number of fatalities to CBS News. The gunman,

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Retired Air Force officer, Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Olufunsho Martins, and his driver, have died after their Ford Explorer Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) plunged into the Lagoon on Saturday night. Their bodies were yesterday recovered. The incident occurred about 10:55pm near the University of Lagos (UNILAG) waterfront on the Third Mainland Bridge.

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