10 people met their untimely death when an 18-seater commercial Hiace bus summersaulted at Okolowo axis of the Eiyenkorin-Jebba expressway near Ilorin, the Kwara State capital on Tuesday.
The affected passengers died on the spot while others sustained vital injuries during the tragedy which occurred at about 4pm.
According to eyewitness, the was on high speed when the driver suddenly saw a goat crossing the road and “in his efforts to avoid the animal by applying the break, the vehicle summersaulted thrice before ending at the road side”.
It was gathered that the accident occurred at a location called Iyemoja along the Olooru-Okolowo area of the Ilorin-Jebba expressway in the Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State.
Confirming the incident, the State sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Jonathan Owoade revealed that other victims of the crash suffered varying degrees of fracture injuries.
He gave the registration number of the commercial vehicle as LND 742XK, adding that the rescue team took the injured people to Ayo Hospital, Okolowo, and the State General Hospital, Ilorin, for medical attention.