Tragedy As Expectant Mum, Eight Others Die in Kwara Crash

Tragedy As Expectant Mum, Eight Others Die in Kwara Crash

  • Some Nigerians have recently lost their lives in ghastly a motor accident in Ilorin, Kwara state capital
  • The incident which claimed the lives of nine people including a pregnant woman saw them burnt to death
  • Also, additional eight people sustained various degrees of burns during in the accident according to reports

Some Nigerians have lost their lives in another avoidable road accident. This time, the accident occured in Ilorin, Kwara state capital.

According to reports, nine persons died in an auto crash involving two vehicles. The victims, which included an expectant woman, were said to have been burnt to death.

The Nation newspaper reports that eight persons, all men, sustained various degrees of burns during, it was learnt.

Expectant mum, eight others die in Kwara crash
Some Nigerians have recently lost their lives in ghastly a motor accident in Ilorin, Kwara state capital. Nigeria Road safety
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The accident happened opposite Ilorin International Airport along Ilorin-Ogbomosho Highway.

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Jonathan Owoade, the state sectorcCommander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) confirmed the incident. He attributed the cause to speeding.

He said:

“A car coming out of the airport ran across the road, thinking it could have crossed the road before the bus got to it. Incidentally, it was said that it was carrying fuel.”

He said that FRSC patrol team had deposited the bodies of the dead at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) mortuary.

11 Passengers Cheat Death on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that 11 people escaped death as an articulated vehicle loaded with petroleum products rammed into four vehicles on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the accident involved an articulated vehicle with registration number unknown and four other vehicles.

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He said the tanker lost control due to brake failure and hit a Honda accord from the rear before falling onto the Toyota Corolla.

How road crashes killed 14,773 Nigerians between January 2019 and December 2021

Meanwhile, data released by the FRSC indicates that persons numbering 106,256 were involved in road traffic crashes between January 2019 and December 2021 in Nigeria.

It was gathered that 14,773 died from 31,116 road accidents recorded within the period, according to the data and additional tally on road traffic crashes.

The data from the FRSC, documented road crashes between January 2019 and October 2021, while Daily Trust compiled reported road traffic crashes between November and December 2021.

Source: Legit.ng

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