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Pregnant woman, 8 others burnt to death in Kwara auto crash

Nine people, including a pregnant woman, have lost their lives in fatal multiple accidents along the Ilorin-Ogbomoso expressway on Sunday. Daily Trust gathered that the…

Nine people, including a pregnant woman, have lost their lives in fatal multiple accidents along the Ilorin-Ogbomoso expressway on Sunday.

Daily Trust gathered that the fatal accident occurred when an ash-coloured Toyota Corolla with registration number: LRN787FE that was driving out of the Ilorin International Airport collided with a white-coloured commercial Toyota Hiace heading to Lagos.

An eyewitness told our reporter that the victims of the incident got burnt beyond recognition after the fuel filled gallons loaded inside the 18 seater passenger bus caught fire from the impact of the accident.

Sources in the state command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said that the Lagos-bound passenger bus had loaded at the Gerin Alimi motor park, heading outwards the metropolis when it rammed into the private vehicle.

“The private vehicle failed to wait for the oncoming passenger bus to pass.

“The vehicles somersaulted and had tyre burst before they burst into flame. A pregnant woman was among the victims,” the source added.

Speaking on the incident, the state’s sector commander of the FRSC, Jonathan Owoade, confirmed the development and described the crash as unfortunate.

Owoade confirmed the incident in a phone conversation with our reporter.

“A total number of 20 persons were involved in the accident but nine of them were killed and 8 suffered burns, bruises and open wounds among other varying degrees of injuries.

“Before we got to the scene, the injured victims had been taken to the Ilorin General Hospital while the dead bodies were deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) morgue, Oke-Oyi,” he added.