13 Passengers Lost Their Lives On Road Accident

By Sunday Akintoye

No fewer than 13 passengers have lost their lives in two separate motor accidents along Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa Highway in the Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State.

Radio Nigeria gathered that 8 survivors of the accident are currently receiving treatment at a private hospital in Bode Saadu community in the Local Government Area of the state.

While the remains of the dead passengers have been deposited at the mortuary of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) Ilorin.

The two separate motor accidents which occurred at about 4:00 am claimed 13 lives and the crashes involved 18-passenger hi-ace buses en route Lagos and Sokoto states.

It was gathered that the one coming from Lagos rammed into a stationed trailer, while the second bus veered off the road on its way from the northern part of the country, due to the impact of the accident.

Speaking on the incident, Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Gbenga Owoade, attributed the road crashes to carelessness on the part of the drivers.

The sector commander also cautioned drivers to avoid night journeys, overloading, and taking of intoxicating substances while driving.

Sunday Akintoye

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