13 burnt to death in Kwara auto crash, Police reacts

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The Police Command in Kwara State has condoled with families of 13 persons burnt beyond recognition in an auto crash.

The accident happened on Saturday at Lasoju along the Ogbomoso-Ilorin Expressway in Kwara State.

It was gathered that the Hummer bus coming from Lagos was driving against traffic and in the process had a head-on collision with a truck.

A statement issued by the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP. Ajayi Okasanmi said the accident involved a fully-loaded commercial Hummer bus heading to Katsina in Katsina State and an articulated vehicle loaded with cement.

”He added that 13 passengers of the commercial bus were burnt beyond recognition, six others that were seriously injured are presently receiving treatment at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin.

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“Consequent upon the condition of the dead bodies, public health officials and the families of the victim’s requested from the police command that the victims be released to them for mass burial, the process of which was ongoing as at the time of this press release,” the PPRO said.

He, therefore, advised road users to always obey road traffic signs and avoid overspeeding at all times.

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