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Three family members, seven others die in Kwara auto crash

A fatal auto crash has claimed the lives of ten people including three members of a family along Jebba-Bode Saadu in the Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State.

The tragic accident was said to have occurred around 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 17, at Onipako village, involving two vehicles.

The vehicles involved in the fatal accident are red colour Toyota Corolla car with registration number AAA 250 CB and an ash colour commercial Toyota Hiace bus with registration number LAP 179 XA.

The Kwara State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Jonathan Owoade, who confirmed the accident said there were 26 people involved in the crash: 20 males and six females.

Owoade said that all the six females involved in the crash died while 15 people, all males, suffered varying degrees of fracture and others.

The FRSC boss said that the corpses had been deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Ilorin, adding that the injured were taken to Jebba Medical Centre and Emmanuel Hospital, Jebba.

The victims of the road carnage were residents of the Okelele community in the Ilorin East Local Government Area of the state.

Three of them were members of Babaladifa Sauta family. Among the trio were two wives of one Alhaji Babaladiffa.

Meanwhile, the Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State, on Monday, paid a condolence visit to the families of the victims.

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