Two dead in Ekiti road accident

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Abiodun Nejo, Ado Ekiti

No fewer than two persons died in a road accident that involved a commercial bus and a car along Ado Ekiti-Iworoko Road on Sunday.

Eyewitnesses said that no fewer than 12 persons, who sustained varying degrees of injuries in the fatal accident, which occurred close to the gate of Ekiti State University, had been rushed to a hospital.

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An eyewitness said the Ado Ekiti-bound bus had a head-on collision with the car heading towards Iworoko, saying, “Apart from speeding on the part of the drivers, the bad portions along the road contributed to the accident.

“The road needs urgent attention by the government because it has become a recurring incident around the area along the route due to poor condition of the road.

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“Although I was scared and could not get close, from what I saw, two or three persons died in the accident.”

The Police Public Relations Officer for Ekiti Command, Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the accident, said, “Two persons lost their lives in the accident”.

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