Multiple road accidents claim 8 lives in kwara

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About eight people reportedly lost their lives in three separate auto crashes involving six petrol tankers and a car at Olooru-Kanbi in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara state.

Eyewitness told Duaglobalnews at Oloorun, venue of the accident it occurred when one of the tankers heading to the NNPC depot at Oke-Oyi in the Ilorin East local Government Area, had a head-on collision with another coming from the depot.

The online publication also gathered that another tanker loaded with diesel had a head-on coalition with another one coming from Jebba, also in the local government area of the state.

Our correspondent gathered from sources that there was also a private car was badly impacted in the accident by the tankers.

Sequel to the development, a combined team of officers and men of the Fire Service, Police and the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) were promptly drafted to the scene for the rescue operation.

Speaking on the development, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Kwara state, Mr Gbenga Owoade, confirmed that eight persons died in the multiple accident.

He said:“It happened at different times along same route. First one occurred on Tuesday evening and the other two accidents happened on Wednesday. The three didn’t happen at same time. It happened at separate times.

“In the first crash, two people died, second one, four persons died, while two people died in the third one. Causes of the crashes are speed violation, and loss of control.”

Owoade, who said that two other victims of the accidents were on danger list, added that they were receiving treatment at the intensive care unit of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UlTH).

He said the remains of the dead had been deposited at the morgue of the hospital.

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