11 travellers dead, 22 injured in Osun auto crash
TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO
No fewer than 11 people have been confirmed dead and 22 others injured Friday night after two vehicles collided along Gbongan–Ibadan road in Osun State.
The accident, which occurred around 9.05pm took place opposite Ayedaade Local Government Secretariat in the State.
The spokesperson, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Osun State chapter, Agnes Ogungbemi said the accident involved two commercial vehicles, a white Mazda E2000 bus and a black Toyota Hiace bus
with registration numbers KJA392YA and GWL427YM respectively.
Ogungbemi revealed that the vehicles had a head-on collision probably caused by route and speed limit violation.
She further said 16 of the injured victims were taken to Ariremako hospital in Gbongan while the remaining 6 were taken to Osogbo Central Hospital.
“10 corpses were deposited at the morgue of the Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife.
“The remaining corpse was taken by the insisting relatives who are from the Hausa community in Lagos,” she added.