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Over 20 people killed in fiery multiple crash in Osun

Over 20 corpses sighted, some of them burned beyond recognition

More than 20 people have been killed in a multiple crash at Igbelajewa area along Ilesa-Akure expressway in Osun State.

The rescue team led by the Divisional Police Officer, (DPO) Ijebu-Jesa Division, SP Taiwo Olumide Olugbemileke and men of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) arrived at the scene on time, rushed those that sustained injury to hospital, evacuated the dead to a mortuary and tried to restore normalcy.

The Police Public Relations Officer for Osun State Police Command, SP Yemisi Opalola and the Public Relations Officer of the FRSC, Mrs Agness Ogungbemi confirmed the crash to Daily Trust.

The PPRO said the driver of a MACK Tanker loaded with diesel lost the control of the vehicle, fell on the road and caused fire which affected other vehicles.

FRSC spokesperson said eight vehicles were involved in the accident.

Eight vehicles were involved in the multiple crash. Many of the victims were caught in flames that erupted
The exact number of dead is uncertain but witnesses counted 20 corpses at the scene

The exact number of dead and injured were uncertain as at the time of this report.

She said those that sustained injury were rushed to RTC Clinic, Ipetu-Ijesa and Wesley Hospital, Ilesa for medical treatment.

Witnesses confirmed that more than 20 corpses were sighted at the scene, some of them burned beyond recognition.

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