At the least 17 people have died in a road accident at Bacita junction alongside Jebba/Ilorin Highway in Kwara State.
The accident which occurred on Thursday afternoon concerned an 18-seater Toyota Hiace Passenger bus and an articulated container truck.
Two different passengers have been injured within the accident, Channels Television experiences.
The Head of Operation, Federal Highway Security Corps (FRSC), Kwara State Sector Command, Udeme Eshiet, mentioned that the container truck was heading in direction of Jebba, within the Kwara North District, whereas the passenger bus was coming to Ilorin, the state capital when the crash occurred.
The FRSC official additionally added that the crash occurred at a pointy bend, because of over dashing which led to head-on collision by the 2 automobiles.
“On account of extra dashing through which the 2 drivers have been concerned, they might not negotiate the sharp bend correctly, and once they finally met, it resulted in a head-on collision,”
The highway security official, referred to as on motorists to be extra cautious whereas driving on the nation’s highways to examine avoidable accidents, additionally mentioned that passengers ought to at all times warning and report each reckless driver to regulation enforcement brokers close by.