The Kwara State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) have confirmed the death of 10 persons in a lone crash in the state.
This is even as the Corps warned drivers against over-speeding and disobedience to other traffic laws, stressing that revellers during this Sallah period should take to traffic precautions.
The Kwara FRSC Sector Commander, Mr. Jonathan Owoade, confirmed the Ilorin accident to newsmen on Tuesday.
He said that the accident involved a black commercial Toyota Hiace bus with vehicle registration number LND 742 XK.
Owoade said the accident occured on Oko Olowo/Oloru road at Iyemoja on the outskirts of Ilorin, the state capital, adding that the crash was as a result of speed violation.
“The Olooru Unit Command of the FRSC received a call at around 3:50pm today about a crash which occurred at Iyemoja on Oko Olowo-Olooru road axis.
“The crash was a lone fatal one involving a black commercial Toyota Hiace bus with vehicle registration number LND 742XK.
“18 persons were involved and unfortunately 10 of them lost their lives and eight other persons were injured.
“The cause of the crash was as a result of speed violation,” he said.
The sector commander said the rescue team of the FRSC had taken the injured persons to Ayo Hospital, Okolowo and the General Hospital, Ilorin, while the corpses had been deposited at the morgue in the general hospital.