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14 die in Ipetu-Ijesa – Ilesa Highway accident

Fourteen people on Saturday lost their lives in an accident. at the powerline area along Ipetu-Ijesa – Ilesa Highway in Osun State.

Penpushing reports that Sector Commander, of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Osun State Paul Okpe, made this known in a statement on Sunday adding that, those killed include four males, four females and six children

The Command in a statement issued by its Public Relations Officer, Agnes Ogungbemi said the children were two females and four males, adding that  the accident, involved 18 passengers, stressing that four males, who survived in the accident, were rushed to a nearby hospital, while corpses of the fourteen people deposited in a morgue.

Penpushing further reports that, Okpe  explained that an articulated vehicle ( Howo-Sinotruck) with number plate BAU 171 ZE collided with a Toyota Sienna (Gold Color) with number plate KRD 842 GY.

‘We received a distressed call at about 5:45 p.m. on Saturday evening about an accident on Ipetu-Ijesa – Ilesa Highway, involving two vehicles. Our men arrived the location at 5:50 p.m and met dead bodies at the scene, which we have taken to the nearest morgue at the Wesley Hospital in Ilesa,” Okpe said.

Penpushing also reports that, the statement  said that the accident occurred due to disobedience to road safety ordinance by motorists, with a caution for  road users to be safety conscious while embarking on a long journey, stressing that  safety is a shared responsibility, which must all be embraced, and not left in the hands of the safety officers alone.

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