The lawmaker representing Ondo Central Senatorial District, Tayo Alasoadura on Sunday consoled with families of victims of Saturday’s truck accident in Ifaki/ Iworoko road in Ekiti State.
At least 15 persons were reportedly crushed to death in Iworoko,Ado-Ekiti when the driver of the trailer conveying Alasoadura branded bags of rice lost control and rammed into the main market in Ado-Ekiti,the state capital.
A statement issued by Alasoadura’s Media Aide, Dayo Joseph, commiserated with the people of the area over the accidents.
The law maker said the bags of rice were purchased from a Rice Mill in Kebbi State to patronise and encourage local production of rice.
He added the rice was actually meant for his constituents to enjoy Christmas/New year celebration as part of his gifts in the spirit of the season but the delivery was delayed till.
He said: “Our prayers are with the victims and I pray for the repose of the souls of the departed ones and the fortitude for their families to bear the irreparable loss while I also wish the injured quick recovery to return to their normal activities.”