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6 killed, 11 injured in Osun truck accident

Six persons were reportedly killed in a road accident involving two trucks in Osun state at the weekend.

Nigeriacrime.com gathered that an unregistered DAF truck and a Mack truck were involved in the accident on Imesi-Ile Hill in Obokun local government area of the state on Saturday.

One of the trucks, according to an eyewitness had passengers in it during the accident said both trucks slid off the road and somersaulted leading to the death of some victims on the spot.

Confirming the incident the Public Relations Officer, Osun sector command of the Federal Road Safety Corp, Agnes Ogungbemi said the incident occurred on Saturday around 10 am.

She added that six persons died on the spot while eleven others were injured and five of the deceased were evacuated to Osun State University Teaching Hospital Osogbo.

“One of the deceased was trapped in one of the trucks and took several efforts of the FRSC personnel to get the body out of the truck”, added the spokesperson.

She added that the sector Commander, Henry Benemaisia urged road users to be careful on the road to avoid unnecessary loss of life.

In a related development, the corpses of three passengers have been recovered from a Sienna bus that plunged into the Omo River, along the Sagamu-Ore-Benin expressway on Saturday.

According to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the crash occurred at about 11:55 a.m. in Ogun State.

FRSC spokesperson in Ogun, Florence Okpe, blamed the crash on reckless driving, which she said “led to loss of control and the vehicle plunged into the river.”

Local divers were reportedly hired to search for the ill-fated vehicle, with registration number, APP830HX.

Okpe said the local divers had earlier rescued one of the occupants of the Sienna bus alive.

She, however, informed that “three persons were found dead, all male adults.”

Okpe added that the injured victim was taken to Hope Clinic J4 for medical attention, while the corpses were deposited at the State General Hospital morgue in Ijebu-Ode.

Ogun FRSC Sector Commander, Anthony Uga, described the crash as an avoidable one if caution had been put in place.

Uga warned against speed violations among motorists, especially those driving Siennas and other commercial vehicles on the route.

He appreciated the efforts of the local divers for the rescue operation, while also sympathising with the families of the victims and advising them to contact the FRSC Ogbere outpost for more information about the crash.

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