At least 11 persons were killed and several others injured in a ghastly motor accident that occurred in the wee hours of Sunday, in Shao, Moro Local Government Area of Kwara.
The town is one of the communities in Kwara North that is situated close to the outskirt of Ilorin.
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The fatal accident, which involved a commercial vehicle that rammed into an articulated bus, occurred around 6:35 am at Shao Junction due to over-speeding, it was gathered.
The corpses of the victims have been deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH).
Others who were injured during the mishap have been admitted to various clinics and hospitals for treatment.
Confirming the incident, the Kwara State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Jonathan Owoade, warned commercial drivers and motorist against speed violation while driving, adding that commuters should always be alert and alive to caution any over-speeding driver during journeys.
“The issue is very unfortunate but I can confirm to you that the FRSC received a call at around 6.35 a.m. about a fatal accident involving two vehicles, a commercial bus and an articulated vehicle this morning.
“It was discovered that the accident resulted from speed violation.
“Twenty persons were involved in the accident out of which 11 of them lost their lives in the process while others sustained fractures and injuries.
“The corpses have been deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), while those who sustained injuries were taken to nearby clinics and hospitals for treatment.
“We have since cleared the road and there has been no obstruction whatsoever caused as a result of the auto crash,” he added.
According to him, motorists and other road users must be careful and avoid violating road safety guidelines.