FRSC blames speeding as 7 die in Osun accident


An accident involving a speeding commercial bus which lost control after one of its tyres busted and a tricycle claimed seven lives on Osogbo-Ilobu highway on Tuesday, according to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Osun Command.

The accident occurred at 9:10 a.m., around the WORDIF area, close to Lameco junction on Ring Road Bypass, Osun Sector Commander, Mr Henry Benamaisia, said in Osogbo.

He noted that the accident involved a blue Mazda commercial bus and a tricycle.

According to the FRSC boss, eight persons — four male adults and four children — were involved in the accident.

The sector commander said that four persons died on the spot.

“Three passengers later died at the Osun Teaching Hospital where they were rushed to.

We only have one survivor out of the eight persons involved in the accident,” Benamaisia said.

He blamed the accident on excessive speeding leading to burst tyre and loss of control.

“The vehicles and the motorcycle involved have been taken to Dugbe Police Station, while the dead bodies were taken to Osun State Teaching Hospital,” he said.

Benamaisia advised motorists to obey traffic regulations and avoid endangering their lives and those of other passengers (NAN)

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