10 persons die in Kwara road crash-Official

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Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kwara Command has confirmed the death of 10 persons in a lone crash in the state.

The FRSC Sector Commander, Jonathan Owoade, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Ilorin on Tuesday.

He said that the accident involved a black commercial Toyota Hiace bus with vehicle registration number LND 742 XK.

Owoade said the accident occurred on Oko Olowo/Oloru road at Iyemoja on the outskirts of Ilorin, the state capital, adding that the crash was a result of speed violation.

“The Olooru Unit Command of the FRSC received a call at around 3:50pm today about a crash which occurred at Iyemoja on Oko Olowo-Olooru road axis.

“The crash was a lone fatal one involving a black commercial Toyota Hiace bus with vehicle registration number LND 742XK.

“18 persons were involved and unfortunately 10 of them lost their lives and eight other person’s injured.

“The cause of the crash was as a result of speed violation,” he said

The sector commander said the rescue team of the FRSC had taken the injured persons to Ayo Hospital Okolowo and the General Hospital Ilorin, while the corpses have been deposited at the morgue in the general hospital.

He advised road users especially travellers to take caution and exercise patience while on the road.




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