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Published On: Fri, Jul 19th, 2019

Ilorin: FRSC cautions motorists, as accident claims one life, injures others

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From Oluseyi Dasilva


A ghastly auto crash involving two 18-seater buses along the newly commissioned Geri Alimi underpass dual carriage road in the Ilorin metropolis has claimed the life of a middle aged man.

Eye witness account has it that the fatal accident occurred at about 8:10 am on Wednesday in a manner that is suspicious that over speeding and recklessness of driver which resulted in loss of control.

The witness further said that a of the buses, a Mazda bus with registration number XY 525 FST was entering the state capital, while the second bus, also a Mazda bus with registration number LRN 208 ZA was leaving the city when they both had an head-on collision.

Sympathizers were said to have engaged all manner of metals and machine tools to break into the vehicle and rescue surviving passengers out of the buses.

Reacting on the incidence, the state sector commander, Uche Wihioka, confirmed that one male adult died in the auto crash, adding that two male persons were involved while one sustained high degree injury.

The FRSC boss said that his men had taken victims of the crash to the state general hospital, adding that the state police command had also taken over cleaning of scene of the accident.

Wihioka, who advised motorists to be cautious while on steering either within town or highway, said that the piece of advice became more expedient during present rainy season.

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