The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Osun on Saturday said 11 persons lost their lives in a ghastly accident that occurred on Gbongan–Ibadan Expressway.

The Sector Public Enlightenment Officer, Agnes Ogungbemi, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Osogbo.

Mrs Ogungbemi noted that the accident occurred at 9:21 p.m. on Friday around Ayedaade Local Government Secretariat, 5km from Sasa Bridge in Osun .

She said, “a vehicle with number plate KJA392YA, White Mazda E2000 Bus, collided with another vehicle with number plate GWL427YM, Black Toyota Hiace Bus.

“The persons involved in the accident were 30 males, two females, and one female child.

“11 males lost their lives on the spot while the other 22 persons had various injuries and were all rushed to the closest hospitals.”

According to her, 16 injured victims were taken to Ariremako hospital Gbongan, six injured victims were also taken to some hospitals in Osogbo .

”Ife rescue team, which joined us in the rescue operations, after a call was put to them, took six corpses to Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH), Ile Ife, morgue.

“Four corpses were taken to OAUTH, Ile Ife, morgue by the command night rescue team. The remaining one corpse was taken by the insistent relatives, who are from Hausa community in Lagos.”

She added that seven cell phones, luggage and some amount of money were also recovered at the scene of the accident.

Mrs Ogungbemi advised motorists to desist from dangerous driving that could lead to loss of lives and property when making use of the highways. (NAN)


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