7 die in early Tuesday crash in Kwara



Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed death of seven people in an early Tuesday accident that occurred in Ayekale Village on Bode Saadu-Ilorin in Kwara.

Kwara Sector Commander, Jonathan Owoade, told newsmen in Ilorin that crash was caused by over-speeding.

Owoade said corpses have been deposited at the of Ilorin Teaching Hospital while items recovered at scene of crash were handed over to Nigeria Police in Bode Saadu.

crash, which involved a commercial Toyota with Reg. No. ZAR600XY, occurred around 4 a.m.

“Nineteen persons, all males, were in and sadly seven of them lost their lives on spot while 12 others sustained varying degrees of injury.

accident was a lone crash as a of speed violation. It is indeed a sad occurrence.

 “We have been enlightening road users and motorists on need to exercise caution and limit their speed.

“Once life is lost, it cannot be regained. I want to plead with motorists to drive safely; we cannot continue to lose lives in road traffic crashes.

He advised motorists and passengers to desist from night journeys as fatigue could easily set in and besides getting help could be difficult in night.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)