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Aregbesola rescues 8 accident victims

No fewer than eight market women returning from the popular Owode market in Ede, Osun State, yesterday,  sustained various degrees of injuries in a road accident on the Gbongan-Ibadan Road, Osogbo.

The accident, which occurred at about 1.30 pm, involved a mini commercial bus with number plate,  RLG 556 XA,  and a Honda car with number plate  AKD 895 CJ.

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State with one of the victims of an accident involving an intra-city mini-bus popularly called “Korope” and a Honda Accord,, along Osogbo/Gbongan/Ibadan road, opposite Ataoja Government High School, Osogbo, yesterday.

The commercial bus, it was learned, somersaulted after it collided with the car.On hand to rescue the women was Governor Rauf Aregbesola of  Osun State, whose convoy had arrived at the scene of the accident, alighted from his vehicle to join in the rescue efforts.

The governor, who was in company of his Commissioner for Health, immediately called for an ambulance  to take the victims to the hospital.

He also ensured that the two vehicles involved were removed from the road to ensure free flow of traffic before leaving the scene of the accident.

An eyewitness  disclosed that the driver of  the Honda car was on top speed without fore knowledge of the speed breaker in  front.

The eyewitness said immediately the driver saw the speed breaker, he applied the brake,  forcing  his car to swerve  off his lane and collided with the commercial bus.

While all the eight market women in the commercial bus sustained various degrees of injuries, the driver of the  car came out unhurt.


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