Not less than 20 passengers were burnt to death on Friday September 9, 2022 in an accident involving two vehicles.
The accident which occured at Lanlate, Maya Junction in Ibarapa East Local Government area of Oyo State.
The two vehicles which were said to be traveling in different directions collided and caught fire immediately.
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An eye witness account said only two passengers survived the accident while others and the vehicles were razed beyond recognition.
The Chairman, Ibarapa East Local Government, Hon Gbenga Obalowo who led a rescue team to the scene of the accident described it as pathetic and unfortunate.
The Chairman sympathized with the families of those who died in the incident.
He said the two survivors are currently receiving medical attention at Awojobi Hospital in Eruwa, while the corpses of those burnt have been deposited at a morgue.
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” It was a fatal accident hence it was a gory sight. We counted over twenty human bodies burnt completely. I learnt they had a head on collision and the two vehicles, a commercial bus and a Sienna which was also conveying passengers caught fire and got burnt beyond repair. ”
Hon Obalowo appealed to motorists particularly Commercial drivers to be more careful while on the wheel.
” Our drivers need to avoid over speeding. They should consider other road users and avoid reckless driving. ” He said.
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