10 die in Kwara road accident


Ten persons have been confirmed dead in an accident on Idofian-Ilorin road in Kwara State. The Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps, Jonathan Owoade, who spoke with journalists in Ilorin said the fatal crash was as a result of Speed Limit Violation and Wrong Over Taking (WOT).

Owoade said that the crash which occurred at the Unilorin Sugar Research Institute involved two vehicles and 27 persons were involved in the accident. He advised motorists to be patient while on the road, adding that they should reduce speed in order to stay alive.

“It was a multiple and fatal accident involving two vehicles; a commercial Nissan Vanette bus and a private Honda Accord,” he said. “27 persons were involved, 10 lost their lives, nine of which were burnt beyond recognition, while 16 persons sustained various degrees of injury and one other person was rescued unhurt.”


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