Three die in Kwara road crash

Three vehicles got burnt and a motorcycle which got caught up in the crash.

Three (3) people died while eight others were injured in a multiple accident that occurred yesterday, Monday 15 January, 2024 at Oko Olowo along the Ilorin/Bode-Saadu/Jebba Expressway in Kwara State.

The accident involved a truck carrying soybean which was heading to Lagos from the North, a petrol tanker, and another truck transporting carbonated soft drinks.

According to reports from Kwara State Fire Service, the vehicles burst into flames after a head-on collision that occurred as a result of a wrong overtaking by the truck carrying carbonated soft drinks.

The accident scene
The accident scene

Kwara Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corp, Stephen Dawulung, also confirmed the incident, on Monday.

"Preliminary investigations revealed that a truck conveying feeds en route Lagos, while attempting to overtake another vehicle, collided with an oncoming trailer conveying brewery products while a tanker carrying petroleum products which was closely following the truck also crashed into the pre-existing vehicles leading to a multiple crash which ignited the fire that escalated due to the presence of petroleum products," Stephen reported.

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