The Osun Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has revealed that seven people died in an accident that occurred on the Osogbo-Gbongan highway on Friday, October 20.
FRSC Sector Commander Henry Benamaisia, who disclosed this in an interview on Saturday in Osogbo, said a Sharon Nissan vehicle with plate number WW D574 AE lost control due to excessive speed at about 7:40 pm, resulting in the deaths of seven of its 10 passengers.
The Osun FRSC boss confirmed that the accident occurred around Ogidi village, near Sasa Bridge.
“We lost seven persons, including three females, one male, and three children, while three other persons sustained various degrees of injuries. The bodies of three of the dead victims, who were indigenes of Osun, were taken to Ode-Omu by their relatives, while the remaining four bodies were taken to UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital Osogbo by the FRSC Rescue Team,” Benamaisia said.
Those injured, according to him, were taken to an undisclosed hospital for further treatment.
The Osun sector commander commended the efforts of sister security agencies for their joint effort in the rescue operation for the survivors.
He added that belongings recovered during the accident have been handed over to the police.