10 passengers burnt to death along Oyo-Ogbomoso Road

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AT least 10 passengers were reportedly burnt to death along Oyo-Ogbomoso Road on Thursday, March 9, 2023.

The passenger buses involving a Mazda and a Toyota Hiace bus had a head-on collision.

The passengers were said to have been burnt beyond recognition.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Ibadan.

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The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Joshua Adekanye, said the incident occurred at about 5.30 a.m. around Kilometres 12 Ijawaya on Oyo-Ogbomoso Road.

He said that the buses with registration numbers LEM 963 XA and NSR 222 ZS were coming from Lagos and Nasarawa states respectively.

Adekanye said that the vehicles went on flame immediately resulting in the burning of the occupants.

He attributed the cause of the accident to speeding and overloading.

He called on motorists to always shun night travelling, speeding and overloading, adding that the fatality would have been reduced if the drivers were not on a night journey.

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