Five dead in motor crash in Ondo


No fewer than five people, including two children, have died in a road crash involving a bus and a truck in Ore Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The Head of Operations, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Mr Olusegun Ogungbemide who confirmed the incident to news men in Akure said the accident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday.

Ogungbemide said that five out of the 13 passengers involved in the accident died instantly while seven other people sustained various degrees of injury.

He said that FRSC operatives had taken the victims to Adeola Hospital, Kajola and Opeyemi Hospital, Ore in the area.

The head of operation, who explained that excessive speeding and wrongful overtaking were the causes of the accident warned motorists to be more careful especially during these “ember” months.
On Sept. 17, 2019 at about 7:15 a.m. along km 46, Adekunle area in Ore, a bus, Toyota Hiace, marked AKL 930 YY and one articulated vehicle, Man Diesel, marked FGB 747 XA, were involved in a crash”.
In the accident, “five people died instantly while seven others sustained injuries,” he said.


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