A total of 20 persons have been reported dead following a road accident on Saturday at the Bode Saadu-Ilorin axis.
This was announced by Kwara Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps with the state’s Sector Commander, Jonathan Owoade, highlighting wrongful overtaking and excess speeding as the cause of the accident.
He also provided details of the locations where survivors were taken and plate number details to ease identification.
“The multiple road traffic crash occurred at about 3 a.m. today, at a location called Oloko area, which involved 3 vehicles: a blue commercial MAK Truck GGE614XM, a white commercial Mitsubishi canter Truck BRK534YX and a white Toyota Hummer bus KEY479YE.
“Of the 31 persons involved in the crash, 17 of the 18 occupants of the bus were burnt beyond recognition as a result of fire that gutted the bus.
“Three other persons died, from the other vehicles involved, making it a total of 20 persons dead.
“11 other persons were rescued with various degrees of injuries, ranging from bruises, burns to fractures, and were taken to Aduagba Clinic and Maternity, Olokonla, while the deceased were also deposited at the clinic,” he stated.
Commander Owoade also urged motorists to take extra precaution and exercise patience while driving.
He added that the FRSC will not cease to act duely in ensuring the roads are safe for lives and properties commutation.