11 feared dead as speeding bus crashes into truck in Kwara State


At least 11 persons were killed, while others were injured in a motor accident in the early hours of Sunday in Shao, Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State.

Eye witnesses said the accident involved a commercial bus, which rammed into an articulated vehicle around 6.35am at Shao junction.

While the corpses of the victims had been deposited at the morgue of University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, others who were reportedly injured during the incident had been taken to the nearest health care facility and are been admitted at other clinics and hospitals for treatment.

The Kwara State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Jonathan Owoade, attributed the incident to over speeding by the bus driver.

He said, “The FRSC received a call at around 6.35am about a fatal accident involving two vehicles, a commercial bus and an articulated vehicle. It was discovered that the accident was caused by speed violation by the driver.

“Twenty persons borded the car and all passengers were involved in the accident out of which 11 of them lost their lives, while others sustained injuries.

The commander warned commercial drivers and motorists against speed violation while driving adding that commuters should always be alert and alive to caution any over-speeding driver during their journeys to avoid this un-call for incident.

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