Pregnant Woman, 8 Others Burnt to Death in Kwara Auto Crash
By Kaosara Olayemi Oladimeji
On Sunday morning, a pregnant woman and eight people were reportedly burnt to death in a multiple auto crash in Ilorin, the state capital of Kwara state.
A commercial passenger bus and a private vehicle were said to be involved in the multiple accident, which happened around 8:00 a.m. on the Ilorin International Airport road.
According to reports, one of the cars involved in the accident was transporting petrol-filled kegs.
It was also gathered that eight persons, however, survived in the accident with various degrees of injuries.
The sources in the state command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said that the Lagos-bound passenger bus had loaded at the Gerin Alimi motor park, heading outwards the metropolis, when it rammed into the private vehicle.
The private vehicle, said to be coming out of the airport, failed to wait for the oncoming passenger bus to pass, while the crash, said to have occured as a result of over-speeding.
It was gathered that the vehicles involved somersaulted and had tyre burst.
Speaking on the incident, the state sector commander of the FRSC, Jonathan Owoade, confirmed the development and described the crash as unfortunate.
“A car coming out of the airport ran across the road, thinking it could have crossed the road before the bus gets to it. Incidentally, it was said that it was carrying fuel. I would surely get back to you with details, including registration numbers of the vehicles”, he said.