By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Four persons have been confirmed dead in an auto accident that occurred along Ipetu-Owena Expressway, Osun State.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Osun Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Paul Okpe on Wednesday in Osogbo.
Okpe explained that the crash occurred when a Toyota bus with registration number FST925BX collided with a DAF 95XF Heavy Duty Truck with registration number GMB344XX at about 8:45pm. on Tuesday.
According to him, the collision occurred 5km from Arakeji junction, killing four persons, all male on the spot.
“Twenty-one persons were involved in the accident which claimed four lives, while 15 victims sustained severe injuries and two others were unhurt,’’ he said.
Okpe, who attributed the cause of the accident to speeding and violation of road traffic rules said the injured victims have been taken to Wesley Guild Hospital for treatment, while the remains of the deceased were also deposited at the hospital’s morgue.
He then appealed to motorists to be safety-conscious while driving to safeguard lives.