Eight people have died in a road crash that occured at Oke- Onigbin, along Omuaran-Ilorin Road in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.
The Federal Road Safety Corps, sector commander, Stephen Dawulung, confirmed the development in a statement by the sector Public Relations Officer, Busari Basambo, on Saturday in Ilorin, the state capital.
“A fatal road traffic crash occurred on Friday evening, at Oke Onigbin, along Omuaran-Ilorin Road, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State around 7.40 pm.
“The accident involved a Mack trailer and a Mitsubishi bus,” Basambo said in the statement.
“Preliminary investigations by our men revealed that the Mitsubishi space wagon (enroute to Ilorin) while overtaking a bus, collided with an oncoming Mack trailer.
“It resulted in the death of eight persons on the spot, one male adult, three female adults and four children, while six others sustained various degrees of injuries,” PRO said.
He said the corpses were deposited at a mortuary in Omuaran.
“This is to avoid the chances of being involved in crashes as a result of poor visibility, fatigue, short sleep and lack of proper vehicle control.
“The highest level of caution and concentration must be exercised while driving.
“This is by deepening our enforcements against road traffic infractions, public enlightenment and prompt rescue of road traffic crash victims”, he stated.