Truck Kills Eleven In Ondo Market

Posted: June 5, 2015 in News
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NO fewer than 10 persons were killed and several others injured yesterday as a trailer reportedly lost control and rammed into a market at Owena, a boundary town between Osun and Ondo states.
Also, Osun State coordinator of Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Special Marshal programme, Chief S. O. Adewale, was crushed to death in the same area.
Findings revealed that the trailer was heading for Akure, Ondo State, from Ilesha in Osun State when its brake system developed fault, and the driver manoeuvred the vehicle into a road side market along Ilesha-Akure Expressway.
Vanguard learned that many of the victims of the road accident were traders, artisans and drivers,all from neighbouring communities who usually come to transact businesses once a week on both sides of the expressway.
Mangled
The trailer was said to have crushed many of the victims beyond recognition, while others were left with charred bodies.
Those who were reportedly rescued from the accident scene were rushed to the General Hospital in Ilesha, while those whose condition could not be redeemed were left at the scene.

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