5 dead, 8 injured as bus crashes into truck in Ondo

5 dead, 8 injured as bus crashes into truck in Ondo

<p class="">The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ondo State Command, on Tuesday confirmed five persons dead and eight others injured in a road crash which occurred along Owo-Akure expressway in the state.</p>

<h1>Mr Ahmed Hassan, the State Sector Commander of FRSC who confirmed the story to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Akure, said that the accident involved two vehicles.</h1>

<p class=""><strong>Hassan</strong>, who explained that the accident occurred on Sunday, said it involved a J5 bus marked LSR 855 XF and a truck with registration number, AKD 880 XX.</p>

<p class="">According to him, the crash was caused by speed violation and loss of control on the part of the vehicles.</p>

<p class="">“<em>On Sept.13 at about 09.23hrs, two vehicles were involved in an accident at Emure in Owo Local Government Area of the state.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“A total of 13 people were involved in the crash which resulted in the death of five persons on the spot while eight others sustained leg and head injuries.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“The victims were taken to Federal Medical Center (FMC), Owo, while the corpses were deposited at the center’s morgue,</em>” he said. </p>

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