Defence/Security

Trailer Crushes Eight Persons in Kwara

Eight persons and unspecified number of cows were reportedly killed after a white coloured commercial trailer rammed into a stationary vehicle in Kwara State.

It was gathered that the incident occurred in Okoolowo junction, Ilorin South Local Government Area of Kwara State on Wednesday around past 6:00am as the trailer was coming from the northern part of the country

According to a resident, Salaudeen Abiola, the driver of the cow-filled trailer with registration no DAT SGM396ZR rammed into another trailer that was parked along the road.

He said a male victim believed to be the owner of the animals who sat with the driver in the front died on the spot.

“The other victims include people inside the stationary trailer and other traders and marketers around the place during the incident. It was a gory sight to behold”, he said.

Another eyewitness gave the casualty figures as 12, comprising 10 Hausas and two Yorubas who are among the ram sellers in the area.

He said corpses of the deceased have been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital, Ilorin.

When contacted, the Kwara State Federal Road Safety Commander, Frederick Ogidan confirmed the incident

He said “17 people were involved in the accident, but 8 died while 4 were injured.
Edited by Felix Ajide
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