Written by Adekunle Jimoh, Ilori


Two persons died yesterday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, in a road accident.

The accident, which occurred in Irewolede on New Yidi road, involved a Siena space bus, a tricycle belonging to a fast food company and a commercial motorcyclist.AN-ACCIDENT-SCENE-IN-MADALLA-NIGER

It was gathered that the driver of the Siena space bus (FST 459 BH), branded with a political party’s logo, veered off the road and hit the oncoming tricycle and the commercial motorcycle.

The okada rider and one other person were reported to have died on the spot.

It was learnt that the driver of the space bus and the tricycle rider sustained head injuries and were taken to the Ilorin General Hospital.

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mrs. Mary Wakawa, confirmed the accident. She said: “I can confirm that two people died during the accident. Some people at the accident scene burnt down the bus.”

The identities of the victims were not immediately known last night.

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