30 die in autocrash

30 people including children died in three accidents at Ogoneki in Edo, off Asaba-Benin Expressway on Thursday, Okitipupa area of Ondo State and Ijebu Igbo area of Ogun State on Friday.

Mr Samuel Odukoya, Edo State Sector Commander of the FRSC, said in Benin City that the Thursday accident which involved a trailer and a passenger bus occurred at 4.30 p.m.. He said 24 persons were trapped in the accident involving the trailer with registration no. DRZ 374 XA and a Toyota bus marked ABD 206 XA.

Odukoya said 16 people died on Thursday while three other persons died in hospital on Friday. According to him, five others sustained injuries.

“The trip was from Benin to Auchi and the accident was attributed to dangerous overtaking. Three females, 11 males, a female child and four male children were killed in the accident, while five men were injured and have been taken to the hospital,” the commander said.‎

In a similar incident, a reckless driver yesterday killed three commercial motorcyclists popularly called okadaoperators in Okitipupa, headquarters of Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The ugly incident however led to protest byokada operators in the town, as many of them took to the streets to protest the killing of their colleagues.

Author: Jenny

A freelance Journalist, and an advocate of peace

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