25 die in Kwara auto crash

At least 25 persons perished in a multiple auto crash at Peke village along Oko-Olowo-Bode Saddu expressway in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State.

The ghastly accident which occured on Tuesday involved a petrol tanker with registration number JJN 17 XW and an 18-seater bus.

Spokesman of the state fire service, Hassan Adekunle who disclosed this in a statement in Ilorin on Wednesday, said 25 persons lost their lives in the auto crash, while 15 people were rescued with injuries.

“Firemen worked diligently to quench the inferno, but unfortunately, 25 lives were lost and 15 people were rescued with injuries.

“Investigations revealed that the petrol tanker, traveling from Niger state, was using the wrong side of the road, resulting in a head-on collision with a heavy-duty truck from Lagos state.

“The collision ignited a fire that rapidly consumed both vehicles, also affecting the 18-seater bus from Lagos.”

Director of the Kwara State Fire Service Falade Olumuyiwa, expressed deep sorrow over the incident and emphasized the need for road users to prioritize safe driving practices.