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Updated: Pregnant Woman, UNILORIN Students, Others Reportedly Burnt To Death in Kwara Auto Crash (Graphic Video)


Updated: Pregnant Woman, UNILORIN Students, Others Reportedly Burnt To Death in Kwara Auto Crash (Graphic Video)

An auto crash involving a pregnant woman and eight persons which included unspecified number of the University of Ilorin, UNILORIN, students was reported to have claimed no fewer than nine lives on Sunday morning in Ilorin metropolis, the Kwara State capital.

Report has it that, the multiple accident occurred along the Ilorin International Airport road at about 8:00 am, involved a commercial passenger bus and a private vehicle.

Vreporters reliably gathered that, some students of the University of Ilorin, UNILORIN, who just finished their examination were also involved the fatal accident.

Reacting to the development, the Students’ union President, Taofeek Waliu Opeyemi in a phone chat with Vreporters on Sunday confirmed the involvement of a couple of the better by far students in the accident.

Taofeek however couldn’t confirmed the exact number of the students who lost their lives, as he stated clearly that, some of the occupants of the vehicle who sustained degrees of injuries have been taken to the university of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, and are being promptly treated.

He said, joint efforts are ongoing to identify the students involved in the fatal accident.

One of the vehicles involved in the crash was said to have carried petrol-filled kegs.

It was also gathered that eight persons, however, survived in the accident with degrees of injuries.

The 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, said to be coming out of the airport, failed to wait for the oncoming passenger bus to pass, while the crash, said to have occured as a result of over-speeding.

It was gathered that the vehicles involved somersaulted and had tyre burst.

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

“A car coming out of the airport ran across the road, thinking it could have crossed the road before the bus gets to it. Incidentally, it was said that it was carrying fuel. I would surely get back to you with details, including registration numbers of the vehicles”, he said.

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