Road Crash Leaves Seven Dead In Ekiti

Road Crash Leaves Seven Dead In Ekiti
  • PublishedJune 22, 2021

Seven persons have been killed in a road accident that involved a luxurious bus and a Toyota Hiace Bus along Iluomoba – Aisegba road in the Gbonyin Council Area of Ekiti state.
It was gathered that the head-on collision involving the two vehicles which occurred on Tuesday, leading to the death of seven passengers including the driver of the Hiace Bus.
Others who survived the accident with varying degrees of injuries have been taken to the hospital for proper treatment.
According to a source, the luxurious bus was coming from Abuja on the way to Lagos while the Hiace Bus was coming from Kano and believably heading to Abuja. The accident was caused by speeding.
It was learnt that the surviving victims were taken to the Emergency Unit of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Command, Sunday Abutu, confirmed the accident in a press statement on Tuesday.
He said the fatal accident killed seven persons and several others injured.
According to him,  “led to the death of seven persons including the driver, who were inside the Hiace Bus while several others inside the luxurious bus sustained different degrees of injuries.
“A team of traffic personnel from Ode Divisional Police Headquarters led by the DPO and some personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps immediately mobilised to the scene, rescued the injured survivors to EKSUTH and evacuated the seven confirmed dead bodies to the mortuary.”
“The Commissioner also wishes the victims who are currently receiving treatment in the hospital quick recovery,” Abutu added.

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