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Sallah Tragedy: 10 persons confirmed dead in an auto crash in Kwara state



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10 persons have reportedly died in a lone auto crash involving an 18-seater commercial Hiace bus on Tuesday, Sallah day in Kwara state.


Ait.live gathered that the accident occurred at a location called Iyemoja along Olooru-Okolowo area of the Ilorin-Jebba expressway in Moro local government area of Kwara state.


The crash, which was reportedly caused by speed violation, occurred in the noon of Sallah celebration.

The state sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Jonathan Owoade, who confirmed the incident, noted 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, Okolowo and the state General Hospital, Ilorin for medical attention.

Owoade added that the corpses had been deposited at the morgue of General Hospital, Ilorin, commending the officers of the Nigeria Police for the assistance rendered during the incident.

He also cautioned drivers against overspeeding, urging them to obey all traffic regulations and be mindful of other road users.