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Twelve burnt to death in Kwara road accident

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Twelve burnt to death in Kwara road accident


At least twelve people have been burnt to death in an accident along the Ilorin-Ogbomosho road in Kwara State.

The incident was said to have occurred about around 7:00am on Saturday when the driver of an 18-seater white coloured Toyota Hiace passenger bus heading to Lagos had a head-on collision with a white DAF Volvo trailer.

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Six passengers who survived the accident sustained varying degrees of injuries.

According to Daily Trust, an eyewitness said the driver of the bus was over speeding while plying one-way.

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps ,FRSC, Kwara State, Jonathan Owoade, who confirmed the development attributed the cause of the accident to speeding limit and route violations and loss of control.

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“Twelve of the passengers were burnt beyond recognition.

“We are still at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) trying to sort out the process of depositing them at the morgue.

“But those injured have been taken to the hospital for treatment,” Commander Owoade added.

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