12 Persons Killed in Ilorin-Ogbomoso Road Accident

No fewer than 12 persons have been confirmed dead in a road accident that happened along Ilorin – Ogbomoso express road at early hours of today’s Saturday.

Confirming the accident the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Jonathan Owoade told news men that the fatal crash occured at Ote express road on Ogbomoso- Ilorin road on Saturday.

Owoade said the crash was as a result of Route violation (RV) Speed Limit Violation(SPV) and Loss of Control(LOC).

The sector commander said the crash involved a white commercial Toyota Hummer Bus without a registration number and a white commercial Volvo Trailer also without a registration number.

He said 18 persons were involved in the crash, six persons were injured while 12 persons lost their lives.

“This morning we were informed of the unfortunate crash which occurred on the Ilorin-Ogbomoso express way at a location called Ote.

“It was a fatal crash which happened at about 6:20am, 18 persons were involved, six sustained various degree of burns and sadly 12 of them lost their lives and were burnt beyond recognition”, Owoade.

He said that the injured victims and the corpses have been taken to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital.

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