One person lost his life and many others wounded in an accident involving an 18 seater bus that tumbled into a river along the Eyenkorin area of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
The tragedy which reportedly occurred around 3 am in the early hours of Tuesday included a White Toyota Hiace 18 passengers bus with plate number Niger State KNT452XA coming from Lagos going to Kebbi.
This medium compiled that the back tire of the car tear before it tumbled into the river instantly after Iyemoja village along Eyenkorin highway.
One of the passengers was said to have departed on the spot while many others nurtured varying degrees of wounds.
According to a dwelling of the area Abiola Salaudeen who validated the incident to our reporter, " The accident happened around 3. am today (Tuesday). The passenger in the middle sit died instantly and another one with a broken leg. The driver and 15 others who nurtured varying degrees of wounds have been taken to the hospital.
" All of them are Hausa people going to Kebbi State and the gravity of the disaster from the destruction of the bus was serious. It took the intervention of some people in the region to calm some of the survivors down following the trauma from the happening. It is only a miracle that only one person died during the accident. "
When contacted, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Kwara State, Mr. Jonathan Owoade said he was not informed of the incident and his men were not concerned in the saving operation.
Also, the Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Ajayi Okasanmi said he would find out and get back to our correspondent.
His reaction was still being awaited before the filing of this news.
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