It has been gathered that no fewer than 11 travellers were confirmed dead while 22 others sustained various injuries in an accident that occurred in front of Ayedaade Local Government secretariat on Saturday night of June 26, 2021.
The Nation gathered that 33 people were involved in an accident that occurred along the Gbongan-Ibadan expressway around 9:05pm.
It was learnt that the accident involved two vehicles; a white commercial bus Mazda with registration number KJA392YA and a black Toyota Hiace bus with registration number GWL427YM.
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An eyewitness named Taiwo, said, “it is so sad that the accident took lives. The two vehicles had a head-on collision. The two drivers were at high speed and then collided with each other. The accident was fatal, we don’t even know that some of them could survive the accident. It was a terrible scene. It was so terrifying to see blood dripping from the two vehicles.
Another eyewitness who pleaded not to be named said, “the Road Safety officials, Osun Ambulance and Osogbo Ambulance who arrived at the scene of the accident on time rescued those that we’re not killed in the accident. I don’t know the number of those that survived but many people died in the accident.”
When the spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC), Osun Command, Mrs Agnes Ogungbemi, was contacted, she confirmed that 11 people were killed in the accident and 22 people injured, blaming the speed limit violation as the possible cause.
She explained that “16 injured victims were taken to Ariremako Hospital in Gbongan, six injured victims were taken to the Central Hospital, Osogbo. Ife rescue team who joined us in the rescue operations after a call was put to them, took 10 corpses to Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile Ife morgue. The remaining one corpse was taken by the relatives who are from Hausa community in Lagos.”
Ogungbemi noted that seven phones, some luggages and some amount of money were recovered from the victims.