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10 passengers burnt to death in Oyo auto crash

At least 10 passengers were burnt to death in an auto crash along the Oyo-Ogbomoso road on Thursday, March 9, 2023.

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Joshua Adekanye, who confirmed the incident to journalists in Ibadan, said the crash involving a Mazda and a Toyota Hiace passenger buses, occurred at about 5.30 a.m. around Kilometres 12 Ijawaya.

The passengers, according to him, were burnt beyond recognition.

He said the buses with registration numbers LEM 963 XA and NSR 222 ZS were coming from Lagos and Nasarawa States respectively.

Adekanye said that the vehicles burst into flame immediately resulting in the burning of the occupants.

He attributed the cause of the accident to speeding and overloading.

He called on motorists to always shun night travelling, speeding and overloading, adding that the fatality would have been reduced if the drivers were not on a night journey.

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