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20 persons killed in Bode Saadu-Ilorin road accident

KWARA, Nigeria – The State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the death of 20 people in a crash along the Bode Saadu-Ilorin road, in the early hours of Saturday.

Kwara State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Jonathan Owoade, confirmed the incident, NAN reports.

Owoade said that the cause of the accident was associated with over speeding and wrongful overtaking.

“The multiple Road traffic crash occurred at about 3 am today, at a location called Oloko area, which involved three vehicles: a blue commercial MAK Truck GGE614XM, a white commercial Mitsubishi canter Truck BRK534YX and a white Toyota Hummer bus KEY479YE,” Owoade said.

“Of the thirty-one persons involved in the crash, seventeen of the eighteen occupants of the bus were burnt beyond recognition as a result of the fire that gutted the bus.

“Three other persons died, from the other vehicles involved, making it a total of twenty persons dead.

“Eleven other persons were rescued with various degrees of injuries, ranging from bruises, burns to fractures, and were taken to Aduagba Clinic and Maternity, Olokonla, while the deceased were also deposited at the clinic.”

Owoade also warned motorists to be careful and patient while on the wheels, adding that life had no duplicate once it was lost.

The sector commander reiterated the commitment of the FRSC to continue to do all in its power, to safeguard lives and properties on the roads.

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