Accident claims 9 in Kwara

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The accident that happened around Airport Road area of Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, at about 12:00 noon, has claimed claimed nine lives; eight adults and a two-year baby, Duaglobalnews reports.

The autocrash happened on Ogbomoso-Ilorin expressway.

The online media gathered that the accident involved two vehicles; a Toyota Camry with two occupants with a Lagos registration number- FKJ-54-CE, and a Mazda 323 with a Kwara registration number – LRN-474 XA, with seven occupants.

Eyewitness account revealed that driver of the Toyota Camry, coming from the Ilorin International Airport, was badly injured in the accident and was rescued alive but later died on the way to the hospital.

The eyewitness added that the accident occurred when the driver of the Toyota Camry lost control of the vehicle, due to speed.

Duaglobalnews also gathered that the corpses of the victims were evacuated by men of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ilorin and deposited at the Ilorin General Hospital’s morgue.

The state FRSC Sector Commander, Mr. CC Owoade, who confirmed the report, said that the accident occurred as a result of head on collision between the two vehicles, adding that none of the people involved survived.

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