Eight persons, cows die in Kwara accident

At least eight persons and an unspecified number of cows were reportedly killed after a white coloured commercial truck rammed into a stationary vehicle in Kwara State.

It was gathered that the incident occurred in Okoolowo junction, Ilorin South Local Government Area of Kwara State on Wednesday around 6am. City Round gathered that the truck was coming from the northern part of the country

A resident, Salaudeen Abiola, said the driver of the truck marked DAT SGM 396ZR, conveying the cows rammed into another truck parked along the road.

He said a male victim believed to be the owner of the animals who sat with the driver in the front died on the spot.

He added, “The other victims include people inside the stationary truck and other traders and marketers around the place during the incident. It was a gory sight to behold.’’

Another eyewitness gave the casualty figures as 12; comprising 10 Hausa and two Yoruba, said to be among the ram sellers in the area.

He said that corpses of the deceased had been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital, Ilorin.

Contacted, the Kwara State Federal Road Safety Commander, Frederick Ogidan, confirmed the incident.

He said “Seventeen people were involved in the accident, but eight died while four were injured.’’

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