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10 killed in Ilorin-Jebba Expressway accident

File: Accident scene

A lone auto crash on the Ilorin-Jebba Expressway which occurred on Sallah Day had reportedly claimed the lives of 10 people.

The crash involving an 18-seater commercial Hiace Bus, according to the Federal Road Safety Corps on Tuesday, occurred at a location called Iyemoja along Olooru-Oko Olowo Area of the Ilorin-Jebba Expressway in the Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State.

The crash, which was reportedly caused by speed violation, occurred at about 4.00pm.

The state sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Jonathan Owoade, who confirmed the incident, said that other victims of the crash suffered varying degrees of fracture injuries.

He gave the registration number of the commercial vehicle as LND 742XK, saying that the rescue team took the injured people to Ayo hospital, Oko Olowo and the state General Hospital, Ilorin for medical attention.

The FRSC boss also said that the corpses had been deposited at the morgue of General Hospital, Ilorin.

He commended the officers of the Nigeria Police Force for their assistance rendered during the incident.

He also cautioned drivers against speeding, saying that they should obey all traffic regulations and be mindful of other road users.Punch

 

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