… As 2 die, 5 injured in Kano auto crash***
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Monday, confirmed the death of four persons in an accident on Iwo road in Ibadan, with one other person injured.
Mrs Uche Chukwurah, the FRSC Sector Commander in Oyo State, told the newsmen that the accident occurred when a lorry rammed into a motorcycle conveying five persons.
“The accident involved a lorry and a motorcycle, the lorry was speeding but lost control and rammed into the motorcycle that was carrying five persons – four males and one female.
“The driver of the lorry is now at large. The four males died, while the only female sustained injury,’’ the sector commander said.
Chukwurah said that the corpses had been deposited at the Adeoyo Hospital morgue, while the injured was taken to Fatimoh Hospital, Idito for treatment.
It was gathered that among the dead were students of Idito High School, prompting some students of the school to go on rampage burning no fewer than three vehicles.
However, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Olugbenga Fadeyi, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, said that personnel from the Police Command in the state had been moved to the area to restore law and order.
In the meantime, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kano State has confirmed that two persons died while five others were injured in an auto crash on Kano-Zaria road at Dakatsalle village.
The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Mr Zubairu Mato, made the confirmation in a statement on Monday in Kano.
He said that the accident involved a commercial Peugeot 306 with registration number TFA 429 TJ and a trailer with registration number KTJ 574 XA.
“We received a call at about 3:15 a.m. on March 29, 2021.
“On receiving the information, we quickly dispatched our personnel and vehicle to the scene of the incident to rescue the victims at 3:40 a.m.,” Mato said.
The sector commander said that the accident occurred as a result of over speeding and loss of control.
“The accident involved 13 adult male. Victims who lost their lives were two adult male, while five male victims sustained serious injuries,” he said.
Mato said the injured were taken to Kura General Hospital for treatment, while the remains of the deceased were handed over to their relatives by the police.