Kwara road crash claims 11 lives – FRSC

Kwara Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), says eleven people lost their lives following a ghastly road accident that occurred at Aiyere Community, along Bode Saadu-Ilorin Route, Moro Local Government of the state.

Confirming the incident which happened in the early hours of Tuesday the Sector Commander, Stephen Dawulung, said seven others persons sustained varying degrees of injuries

“Preliminary investigations revealed that on Tuesday, Jan. 2, a crash occurred around 4:50 a.m. due to wrongful overtaking and speed violation.

“A Toyota Hiace Bus coming from Gombe enroute Lagos wrongfully overtook another vehicle resulting in a head-on collision with an oncoming DAF truck.

“On receiving report of the crash, our operatives at the Help and Rescue Camp established at Bode Saadu to fortify rescue operations during the end-of-year special patrol operations, were immediately mobilised.

“They hurried to the crash scene for a rescue operation, which was carried out in conjunction with men of the Nigerian Police Force, Divisional Headquarter, Bode Saadu,” the commander said.

The sector commander added that the injured victims were taken to a nearby hospital for proper treatment and full investigation into the crash was directed.

He sympathised with families of the dead and prayed for quick recovery of the injured ones.

Dawulung admonished drivers to drive within the stipulated speed limits, avoid night journeys and long hours of driving without adequate rest.

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