11 Die in Auto Crash in Kwara State


Eleven people have reportedly lost their lives in an auto crash said to have been caused by inappropriate overtaking along the Jebba-Bode Saadu in the Moro local government area of Kwara State.

Eyewitnesses revealed that the accident which occurred around 4:00pm on Sunday at Onipako village, involved two vehicles – a Toyota Corolla salon car and a commercial Toyota Hiace bus.

The state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Jonathan Owoade, who also confirmed the incident to Channels Television disclosed that there were 26 people involved in the accident – (20 males and six females).

He said all six females died in the incident and 15 other people suffered varying degrees of fracture.

The FRSC boss said that those injured were taken to the Jebba Medical Centre and Emmanuel Hospital, Jebba, while the corpses of the deceased have been deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH).