Road accident claims 10 lives in kwara

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By Correspondent in Ilorin

No fever than ten persons died in a lone auto crash involving an 18-seater commercial Hiace bus on Tuesday Sallah day in Kwara state.

Our correspondent gathered that the accident occurred at l Iyemoja on Olooru-Okolowo area of the Ilorin-Jebba expressway in Moro Local Governnent Area of the state.

The crash, which was reportedly caused by speed violation, occurred at about 4:00 p.m.

The state sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Jonathan Owoade, who confirmed the incident, said that other victims of the crash suffered varying degrees of fracture injury.

He gave the registration number of the commercial vehicle as LND 742XK, saying that the rescue team took the injured people to Ayo hospital, Okolowo and the state General Hospital, Ilorin for medical attention.

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The FRSC boss, who said that the corpses had been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital, Ilorin, commended the officers of the Nigeria Police for assistance rendered during the incident.

He cautioned drivers against speed, saying that they should obey all traffic regulations and be mindful of other road users.

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