Transportation

Thirteen Die in Fatal Accident on Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa Road

At least Thirteen persons 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 eight survivors of the accident are currently receiving treatment at a private hospitals 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 4:00am claimed 13 lives and the crashes involved an 18-passenger hi-ace buses enroute Lagos and Sokoto states.

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

Speaking on the incident, the 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 journey, overloading and taking of intoxicating substances while driving.
Ali Rabiu

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