The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Osun State has confirmed that 14 people died in an accident on Saturday on the Ipetu-Ijesa-Ilesa Highway.
Mr Paul Okpe, the Sector Commander, confirmed this in a statement sent by the command’s spokesman, Mrs Agnes Ogungbemi.
The tragedy happened at 5:40 p.m. in the powerline area, killing four men, four women, and six children, according to Okpe.
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He stated there were two females and four men among the youngsters, and that 14 individuals perished in the disaster, which involved 18 people.
Four males who survived the collision were taken to a local hospital, according to the sector commander.
“The 14 corpses have been deposited in a morgue, and the road cleared to avoid gridlock on the highway,” Okpe said.
He said that an articulated vehicle ( Howo-Sinotruck) with number plate BAU 171 ZE collided with a Toyota Sienna (Gold Color) with number plate KRD 842 GY.
According to him, we received a distressed call at about 5:45 pm on Saturday evening about an accident on Ipetu-Ijesa – Ilesa Highway, involving two vehicles.
“Our men arrived at the location at 5:50 p.m and met dead bodies at the scene, which we have taken to the nearest morgue at the Wesley Hospital in Ilesa,” Okpe said.
Okpe, however, cautioned road users to be safety conscious while embarking on a long journey.