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Tragedy, as Accident Involving Bus Heading to Offa from Minna Claimed 10 lives

A fatal auto-crash, involving a commercial passenger bus and a stationary log carrying-truck, has claimed the lives of ten persons at Kanbi town, in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State.

The commercial Toyota Hiace Bus registered XC 157 SMK, rammed into the stationary truck as a result of alleged over speeding.

The Federal Road Safety Corps Sector Commander, Jonathan Owoade confirmed the accident, saying the driver of the bus survived.

However, “ten of the passengers died on the spot, while the driver of the 18-passenger bus and other survivors were taken to the hospital for medical attention.

“The bus was coming from Minna, heading to Offa, but it rammed into a stationary log carrying-truck which had broken down on the road.”

One of the victims of the accident, the Vice President of Offa Descendants Union, Minna Chapter, Mr AbdulRazaq was heading to Offa for the Ileya festival.

The corpses of the victims have been deposited at University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital Morgue.

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