17 people's dies in auto accident in Kwara

17 people's dies in auto accident in Kwara
Seventeen people are reportedly killed in an auto crash at Bacita junction along Jebba/Ilorin highway in Kwara state.
The accident, which involved an 18-seater Toyota Hiace passenger bus and an articulated DAF container truck, also left two people injured.

It was gathered that the accident occurred as a result of over speeding and dangerous driving as the two vehicles had a head-on collision at a bend along the highway.

Speaking on the crash, the Head of Operation, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kwara state sector command, Udeme Eshiet, said that the DAF container truck was going towards Jebba, in the Kwara North district, while the passenger bus was coming to Ilorin, the state capital, when the crash occurred.

The FRSC official said that the crash occurred at a sharp bend, as a result of over speeding which led to head-on collision by the two vehicles.

The road safety official, who called on motorists to be more careful while driving on the nation's highways to check avoidable accidents, also said that passengers should always caution and report every reckless driver to law enforcement agents nearby.


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