Multiple auto accidents have claimed no fewer than 20 lives in Kwara state. Seventeen out of the accident victims were said to have been burnt beyond recognition.
The accident occurred at Olokonla area along Bode-Saadu-Jebba highway in Moro local government area. Only one person, however, survived the auto accident as the survivor was said to have escaped unscratched.
It was gathered that the cause of the crash was traceable to excessive speeding and wrongful overtaking.
The accident, which occurred around 3:00 am on Saturday, involved three vehicles: A Blue colour commercial Mark Truck GGE614XM, white colour commercial Mitsubishi Canter Truck BRK534YX and white colour Toyota Hummer bus with registration number KEY479YE.
An eye witness account said the loss of control by the driver of the Toyota bus, who was trying to overtake the lorry loaded with pepper and a truck led to a head-on collision with another truck coming from the opposite direction.
The heavy impact of the collision resulted in fire outbreak, it was gathered.
The Kwara Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Jonathan Owoade,and the Director of the state Fire Service Falade O John confirmed the unfortunate incident.
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