The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Osun ha confirmed that no fewer than 14 people lost their lives in an accident that occurred on Ipetu-Ijesa – Ilesa Highway on Saturday evening.
The Sector Commander, Paul Okpe, made this known in a statement issued by Agnes Ogungbemi, the command’s spokesperson, which was made available to journalists on Sunday morning in Osogbo.
Mrs Ogungbemi explained that the accident occurred at about 5:40 p.m. at the powerline area, killing four males, four females and six children saying the children were two females and four males, adding that a total of 14 people died in the accident, involving 18 passengers.
The sector commander explained that four males, who survived in the accident, were rushed to a nearby hospital.
“The 14 corpses have been deposited in a morgue, and the road cleared to avoid gridlock on the highway,” Okpe said.
He said that an articulated vehicle ( Howo-Sinotruck) with number plate BAU 171 ZE collided with a Toyota Sienna (Gold Color) with number plate KRD 842 GY.
“Our men arrived the location at 5:50 p.m and met dead bodies at the scene, which we have taken to the nearest morgue at the Wesley Hospital in Ilesa,” Okpe said