One dead, another severely injured in fatal accident during Osun festival

The death of a yet-to-be identified man and another who was severely injured in an accident that occurred at the celebration of Osun festival at Ido Osun town, Osun State has been confirmed by the Osun State Police Command.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the death happened when some youths in possession of dangerous weapons stormed Ido Osun from Osogbo on motorcycles, rode recklessly and involved in an accident.

According to report, the two victims in the accident that occurred by 8:00pm on Saturday rode different motorcycles and had head-on collision.

It was also reported that the man died in the accident and the injured victim had been rushed to Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo.

Speaking on the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Yemisi Opalola said the remains of the deceased had been deposited at the morgue of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo.

“Some youths armed with dangerous weapons, riding recklessly on motorcycles arrived Ido Osun from Osogbo to celebrate Ido Osun festival.

“Consequently, two of the riders had head-on collision and were rushed to LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, where one of them was certified dead and deposited at the morgue.

“The second victim was receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital. The two motorcycles involved in the accident had been recovered for further investigation,” she said.

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