Pregnant Woman, Eight Others Burnt To Death In Ilorin Auto Crash

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    One of the vehicle involveded in the accident,white colour Toyota Hiace commercial bus after the fire has been put out at the scene of the incident in Ilorin on Sunday.
    By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
    A pregnant woman and eight others were burnt to death on Sunday in an auto crash in Ilorin, the Kwara State.
    Westernpost gathered that the accident, which occurred at the Ilorin International Airport Road along Ilorin-Ogbomoso Expressway at about 8am, involved a passenger bus and a car.
    The car, an ash colour Toyota Corolla with registration number LRN 787 FE was said to have carried petrol filled kegs.
    Both the drivers of the car and the commercial white colour Toyota Hiace, had no driver’s licence.
    Twenty people, including eight males and 12 females were involved in the crash, while one male and eight females were reported dead.
    Eight males survived the accident with burns and multiple injuries.
    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, heading out of the airport, failed to wait for the oncoming bus to pass, it was learnt.
    It was gathered that both vehicles somersaulted after the crash before they burst into flames.
    Speaking on the incident, the state sector commander of the FRSC, Jonathan Owoade, confirmed 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.
    The sector commander also said that the injured persons had been taken to the General Hospital, Ilorin by passersby before his men arrived at the scene of the crash, adding that the deceased were taken to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) mortuary, Oke Oyi by the FRSC rescue and the patrol teams.
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