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Sallah Tragedy: Ten feared dead in Illorin auto crash

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By Oluseyi Dasilva, Ilorin

At least ten persons have reportedly died in a lone auto crash involving an 18-seater commercial Hiace bus on Sallah day in Kwara state.

The auto-crash reportedly occurred at Iyemoja along Olooru -Oko Olowo area of the Ilorin-Jebba expressway in the Moro Local Government Area of Kwara state.

Eye witness alleged that the sad incidence which was reportedly caused by speed violation occurred at about 4:00 pm yesterday.

The State’s Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), 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, Okolowo 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 while commending the officers of the Nigeria Police for assistance rendered during the incident.

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

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