By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
An auto accident has claimed the lives of two junior secondary students in Ilorin, Kwara state capital. As gathered, No fewer than five persons sustained serious injuries during the accident.
The fatal accident happened at Gaa-Odota area along Ilorin-Ogbomoso express road on Wednesday. The deceased students were said to be standing by the roadside before being crushed to death by one of the ill-fated vehicles.
The accident which occurred around 2 pm at Gaa Odota junction, opposite Alade filling station was caused by a commercial cab picking passengers in an unauthorized way.
Eyewitness account said that a tipper loaded with sand on high speed rammed into the commercial vehicle, adding that the cab also hit two other vehicles and a tricycle.
Confirming the incident, Kwara state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC), Jonathan Owoade attributed the cause of the road crash to excessive speed.
He added that nine persons were involved in the accident, adding that relations of the deceased had claimed their corpses. He said officers and men of FRSC rushed the injured to Geri-Alimi Hospital, a few metres away from the scene of the incident.
Owoade noted that the accident involved four vehicles- one tipper, Mazda car, Nissan car (private) with red colour and commercial tricycle. He gave the numbers of the Nissan car as AG20NBS, cab (Mazda) car as LEF16XA.