6 die, 3 others injured in ghastly auto crash in Ondo

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No fewer than six persons died while three others sustained severe injuries in a ghastly motor accident on Tuesday at Ajue town, Odigbo LGA, on the Ore-Ondo expressway, Ondo State.

Mr Sikiru Alonge, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Unit Commander in Ore, confirmed the incident on Tuesday in Ore.

Alonge said that the accident involved, a Howo truck marked Lagos MUS 321 YF and a Nissan Vannette bus marked Ondo RGB 487 XA.

He added that the truck lost control because of brake failure and had collision with the bus killing six passengers and injuring three others.

“Six people have lost their lives while three others sustained injuries in a road crash involving a truck and a bus at Ajue town in Odigbo Local Government Area on the Ore-Ondo expressway.

“10 people were involved in the accident, six people died; one male adult, four female adults and a female child with three other injured passengers; one male adult and two female adult.

“The corpses have been taken to the General hospital morgue in Ore while the injured were rushed to the same hospital for treatment,’’ Alonge said.

The unit commander said further that the vehicles had been towed to the Ajue Divisional Police Station.

He appealed to motorists to always ensure proper maintenance of their vehicles before putting them on the road, especially during the rainy season.

The FRSC unit commander also advised motorists to ensure total concentration and maintain speed limits when driving in order to avoid road traffic crashes.

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