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12 Persons Die In Kwara Road Crash




The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said 12 persons lost thier lives in a motor accident which occurred on Wednesday at Peke community, on Olooru-Okoolowo – Ogbomoso road in Kwara State.

The state Sector Commander of the FRSC, Corps Commander Stephen Dawulung disclosed this to newsmen in Ilorin.

Dawulung said those involved included 21 males and one female.

He said the victims got burnt when a fuel tanker and a passenger bus had head on collision on the road.

The Sector Commander said 10 other persons sustained varying degree of injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment.

Dawulung said all the burnt corpses were given mass burial on authority of the Hausa Community of Okoolowo.

“On receiving the report of the crash, our operatives at Olooru Unit Command were immediately mobilised to the crash scene for rescue.

“The vehicles involved in the accident was a Tanker, a Trailer and an 18-seater bus occurred and it occurred around 3:45pm, due to route violation.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that the empty IVECO Tanker coming from Okoolowo committed route violation enroute Ogbomoso, which led to head on collision with the oncoming DAF Truck, which ignited the fire,” he said.

The sector commander said that the Bus which was enroute Katsina was behind the DAF Truck, but due to the excessive speed at which it was moving, he couldn’t control the brake and rammed into the crash.

Dawulung advised drivers to avoid taking wrong lanes, driving with excessive speeds, night journey and ensure they maintain a safe distance between vehicles ahead, to enable them maneuvre whenever the need arises.

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