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20 burnt to death in fatal vehicles collision in Oyo

The two vehicles had head-on collision following which the vehicles caught fire immediately.

• September 10, 2022
Burnt bus
Accident scene

No fewer than 20 passengers were burnt to death on Friday in an accident that occured at Maya/Lanlate Junction in Ibarapa East Local Government area of Oyo State.

The incident involved a commercial bus and a Sienna car.

The two vehicles were travelling in opposite directions when they had head-on collision following which the vehicles caught fire immediately.

A witness said that 20 passengers involved in the incident were burnt beyond recognition.

Confirming the incident, Gbenga Obalowo, the Chairman, Ibarapa East Local Government, said that he led a rescue team to the scene of the accident.

Mr Obalowo described the incident as pathetic and unfortunate.

He sympathised with the families of those who lost their lives in the accident.

However, the FRSC Sector Commander in Oyo State, Joshua Adekanye, could not be reached for comments on the incident as several calls put to him were not responded to.

(NAN)

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