Four persons were reported dead in a fatal auto accident which occurred along Ilorin-Ogbomoso Road, Kwara State on Sunday afternoon.
An eyewitness account revealed that the accident occurred at Otte town as a result of a collision involving a commercial Toyota Hummer bus with vehicle registration number FFA 717 YR and a truck.
Our Correspondent gathered that the accident was caused by speeding. It was further gathered that some passengers on the bus were burnt beyond recognition.
It said that seven persons – three males and four females – who secured varying degrees of injuries were rescued from the accident, while a total of 18 passengers – ten males and eight females – were involved in the accident.
Officers of the Federal Road Safety Commission were sighted with emergency ambulance moving towards the accident scene to perform a rescue operation.
The Kwara Sector Commander of FRSC, Jonathan Owoade, who confirmed the incident, said that six victims were taken to State General Hospital, Ilorin and one person taken to a private hospital at Eyenkorin, Ilorin while the remains of the dead persons were deposited at the State General Hospital, Ilorin by the FRSC and Police team.