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Nine persons burnt to death in Kwara auto crash

A private vehicle was on Sunday morning involved in a multiple auto crash with another alleged overspeeding commercial passenger bus along Ilorin-Lagos express road in Kwara State.

It was gathered that a pregnant woman and eight others were burnt to death while eight others were said to have survived the crash with multiple burnt injuries.

Confirming the incident at a press conference in Ilorin, the Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Kwara, Mr. Jonathan Owoade, said that nine people were killed in a car accident that occurred at the Ilorin-Ogbomoso road.

According to him, the fatal accident occurred in front of the Ilorin International Airport in Ilorin.

Owoade said the accident was the result of a speed limit violation involving a light ash colored Toyota Corolla private car, registration number: LRN787FE, and a white Toyota Hiace commercial bus, registration number: AFN06YL.

He said the accident, which involved 20 people, had eight injured while another nine were confirmed dead.

“This morning, we were informed of the unfortunate accident that occurred on the Ilorin-Ogbomoso highway around the airport authority area.

“A car leaving the airport crossed the road and its driver thought he would have sped up and crossed the road before the bus reached his car.

“The fatal accident occurred around 8:00 am, with 20 people involved. Eight sustained injuries ranging from open wounds to burns, and sadly a further nine lost their lives.

“Before arriving at the scene of the accident, passersby had they carried the wounded to the state general hospital, while the bodies had been deposited at the mortuary team Teaching Hospital of the University of Ilorin.

“While we want the injured to recover quickly, we also urge motorists to be patient while driving.

“Pedestrians and other road users should also be aware and take care while on the road.

“We commiserate with the families of the dead and pray that the souls of the departed rest well,” Owoade said.

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