Christmas: Fatal crash kills 10 in Kwara

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kwara, on Friday, confirmed that 10 persons lost their lives in an accident along Idofian-Ilorin road.

Kwara Sector Commander, Jonathan Owoade, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the crash was caused by speed limit violation and wrong overtaking.

It occurred near the Unilorin Sugar Research Institute.

“The fatal accident involved two vehicles – a commercial Nissan Vanette bus and a private Honda Accord car. Twenty-seven people were involved.

“Ten died, nine of them burnt beyond recognition, while 16 persons sustained various degrees of injuries. One other person was rescued unhurt”, Owoade said.

The injured have been moved to Kwara State General Hospital and University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH).

Others were taken to Ile Anu Medical Centre at Idofian, and the corpses.

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