20 killed in Ilorin-Jebba Road crash


Twenty persons reportedly lost their lives with 17 of them roasted to death in a fatal road accident at Olokonla, along the Bode-Saadu-Jebba Expressway in the Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State on Saturday.

One person, however, survived the auto crash uninjured.

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The Kwara State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Jonathan Owoade and the director of the state Fire Service, Falade Olumuyiwa confirmed the accident.

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“Following the First information Report (FIR) of the road traffic crash from the unit commander in charge of RS 8.11 Bode Saadu Unit command ACC A Ibrahim in the early hours of Saturday, 30/1/2021, the multiple road traffic crash occurred at about 0300hours at a location called Olokonla area which involved three vehicles (Blue commercial Mark Truck GGE614XM, White commercial Mitsubishi canter Truck BRK534YX and White Toyota Hummer bus KEY479YE).

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“One passenger was rescued from the Toyota Hummer bus by the FRSC personnel on arrival to the scene but the remaining 17 occupants were burnt beyond recognition as a result of the fire that gutted the bus while the rest three people died in the hospital facility.

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“The fire service also got to the scene and were able to put off the fire.

“However, a total of 31 male adults were involved in the crash, 20 male adult died while 11 were rescued with various degree of injuries ranging from bruises, burns and fractures who were taken to Aduagba Clinic & Maternity Olokonla, Kwara State, while the deceased were also deposited at the clinic facility.”

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