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14 burnt to death in auto-crash

Ilesa (Osun) – Fourteen people were burnt to death while 12 others were seriously injured on Monday in an auto-accident that occurred at Iwaraja junction, near Ilesa, Osun.

The FRSC Sector Commander  in Osun, Mr Sunday Maku,  confirmed the casualty figures   in a chat in Osogbo on Monday.

Maku said the victims, including  two drivers,  were burnt beyond recognition when  two buses  coming from opposite directions collided and caught fire.

He said one of the buses was coming from Akure and heading to Ibadan while the other was moving in the opposite direction.

“The two buses were a white Toyota Hiace Bus with registration number LG 27 GAR with the inscription, Akoko Edo Line, while  the other was a Volkswagen wagon  with white and orange colour and  an unidentified  registration number.

“Twelve adults, including eight males and four females who were seriously injured, were rushed to Wesley College Hospital in  Ilesa for treatment,’’ he said.

He blamed the incident, which occurred at about 12:10 p.m.,  on over speeding and dangerous overtaking. (NAN)


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