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7 persons killed in Ekiti car crash

No fewer than seven persons have lost their lives in an auto crash involving an 18-passenger bus and a Toyota car that had a head-on…

No fewer than seven persons have lost their lives in an auto crash involving an 18-passenger bus and a Toyota car that had a head-on collision along Agbado/Iluomoba/Aisegba Highway in Ekiti State Wednesday night.

An eyewitness told journalists in Ado Ekiti Thursday that one of the vehicles was avoiding a pothole when it collided with the other vehicle.

Confirming the accident, the Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ekiti State, Mr Olusola Joseph, debunked the report that 19 persons died in the accident.

He clarified that seven passengers lost their lives and their remains have been deposited in the morgue.

“Those who lost their lives had been deposited in the mortuary. They were all male passengers. They were occupants of the two vehicles.

“The passengers that suffered varying degrees of injury are presently being treated at the Afe Babalola MultiSystem Hospital in Ado Ekiti,” he said.

Joseph warned motorists against speeding and to strictly observe traffic safety rules and regulations.

Meanwhile, Ekiti State Police Command has warned road users, motorists and motorcycle riders to avoid reckless driving and excessive speeding in the state.