Friday, October 11, 2013

17 dead After a trailer was involved in an Accident with two Commuter buses in Kwara state

No fewer than 17 people, all adult males,  reported died following multiple auto-crashes on the Ilorin-New Jebba Road on Friday. The accident was said to have occurred about 3.30am at Peke Village which is about 16 kilometres from Ilorin, Kwara State. It involved a tanker with Registration No. CD 762 KMT and two Toyota buses, registration numbers: TAK 113 XA and  XD 762 KMT. The tanker was said to be heading to Lagos and had two occupants; while the two buses were coming from Lagos to Katsina and were conveying 38 people, each having 19 occupants. The tanker was said to have ran onto the two vehicles killing 17 people, injuring 10 while 13 people were said to have survived without injuries. The Kwara State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Mrs. Mary Wakawa confirmed the accident and the data in an interview with journalists in Ilorin. She stated that the 17 deceased had been deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital while the injured were rushed to some hospitals for treatment. She advised people to avoid night travels, over-speeding and driving when fatigued

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