10 die, several injure in Kwara fatal crash

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Emmanuel Idowu, llorin.

No fewer than 10 people have lost their lives in a fatal road accident in Kanbi, Moro Local Governnent Area of Kwara State.

The incident, Our correspondent gathered last night, involved a white coloured commercial Toyota Hiace with registration number XC 157 SMK and a blue Ford Truck used for transporting log.

19 people were involved in the accident out of which 10 died instantly, our Correspondent further reports.

The injured have been taken to the hospital for treatment while the remains of the dead have been deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), it was further gathered.

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The commercial bus driver who was on top speed had a head on collision with the truck, an eyewitness said.

When contacted, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Jonathan Owoade, said the incident occured in the wee hours of Friday morning.

He said: “The driver of the 18 passenger bus survived. They were coming from Minna going to Offa but rammed into a stationary log carrying truck which broke down on the road.

“Ten of them died instantly while the survivors, including the driver, have been taken to the hospital. The corpses have been deposited at the morgue of the UITH”, he said.

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