17 People Confirm Dead In Kwara Road Accident

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At least 17 persons lost their lives on Thursday at Bacita junction on Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa Expressway in Kwara when an 18-seater bus and an articulated DAF truck carrying container collided.

The accident involved an 18-seater Toyota Hiace bus and an articulated DAF trunk carrying container. An eyewitness account revealed that the accident was due to speeding and dangerous driving as the two vehicles had an head-on collision at a bend along the highway.

Head of Operations of the Federal Road Safety Corps Kwara command, Mr Udeme Eshiet, confirmed the incident.

The FRSC official said the crash occurred at a sharp bend, as a result of speeding, which led to head-on collision by the two vehicles.

“Due to excess speeding in which the two drivers were involved while driving their vehicles at the time when the crash occurred, they could not negotiate the sharp bend properly, and when they eventually met, it resulted in head on collision,” he said.

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