Twenty-five passengers have reportedly lost their lives while about 15 people sustained varying degrees of injury in a fire disaster at Bode Saadu in the Moro local government area of Kwara state.
Nigeriacrime.com gathered that the fire incident occurred when a petrol tanker with registration number JJN 17 XW, a heavy-duty truck and an 18-seater bus collided at about 3:18 pm on Tuesday at Peke village along Oko-Olowo, Bode Saadu expressway in the Moro local government area of the state.
The petrol Tanker was said to driving against the traffic rules, using the wrong side of the road when the tragedy occurred.
The Head of Department (HOD), Media and Publicity of the state Fire Service, Hakeem Adekunle, who confirmed the incident, said that the petrol tanker, travelling from Niger state, was using the wrong side of the road, resulting in a head-on collision with a heavy-duty truck from Lagos state.
According to him on November 28, 2023, around 15:18 hours, the Kwara State Fire Service responded to a fire at Peke village along Oko-Olowo Bode Saadu Expressway in Moro Local Government Area, Kwara State.”
It added,’ The incident involved a petrol tanker with registration number JJN 17 XW, a heavy-duty truck, and an eighteen-seater bus.
” The firemen diligently worked to quench the inferno, but unfortunately, 25 lives were lost, and around 15 people were rescued with injuries.”
Expressing deep sorrow, the Director of the Kwara State Fire Service emphasized the need for road users to prioritize safe driving practices, issuing a warning to adhere to safety measures consistently.
In a related development, eleven
Onion traders were reportedly killed in a motor accident in Kebbi state with 65 passengers onboard.
The traders from Goronyo Sokoto State were on their way to Niger state with Daf loaded with bags of onions, beans, 6 motorcycles and sixty-five passengers, reaching Koko/Besse local government area of Kebbi State head of the truck detached from the main body skid off the road to a near bush killing 11 persons and injuring many who have been rushed to the hospital for medical attention.
According to Kebbi state, police image maker, SP Nafiu Abubakar on receipt of the information, a team of traffic police quickly mobilised to the scene of the accident and rushed the victims to the hospital where a doctor confirmed 11 dead.
CP Chris however, warned drivers to desist from overspeeding and overloading vehicles to save lives he prayed for the repose of the souls of the deceased and the injured speedy recovery.