Fatal Accident Kills Four, injure Others in Kwara

Four persons died and five others sustained injuries when two articulated vehicles were involved in an accident along Ilorin-Bode-Saadu road in Kwara State.

The injured persons who sustained various degrees of injury were taken to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) for treatment.

It was gathered that One of two trucks which was carrying fertilizer, collided with the other vehicle, leading to an inferno that got them burnt.

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commissioner (FRSC) in the state, Mr Stephen Dawulung confirmed the incident in a statement. 

Dawulung said that the crash occurred around 1:02 pm along the Ilorin-Bode-Saadu route, resulting in an inferno that engulfed both trucks.

The statement which was signed by the Sector’s Public Education Officer, O.B. Basambo reads, “On receipt of the report of the crash around 1:09pm, FRSC Rescue operatives were immediately mobilised to the crash scene where they rescued 5 injured male adults to University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital for medical treatment.

The statement further read “investigations revealed that one of the trucks carrying fertiliser and 8 passengers wrongfully overtook another vehicle without adequate view of the road ahead and in a bid to avoid colliding with an oncoming truck, lost control and swerved to the side thereby colliding with another truck carrying tomatoes.

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“A total of Ten persons were involved in the crash. Five got injured while four others lost their lives,” the statement noted.

Basambo said the fire has so far been put out, and the obstructions cleared to allow free flow of traffic.

The Sector Commander has since directed for a full investigation to harvest information that will guard against reoccurrence.”

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