Pregnant Woman, Three Others Killed In Multiple Accident in Nigeria

A multiple auto crash, involving a diesel tanker, truck and six motorcycles, left about six people dead at Ikare, Ondo State on Saturday.

The dead include a pregnant woman and her two children.

Scores were reportedly injured as the truck carrying petroleum content crashed at a commercial area of Okorun quarter, killing six and leaving many others injured.

It was gathered that the brakes of the diesel tanker suffered a malfunction and crashed into another truck forcing it to crush nearby commercial motorcyclists, locally known as okada riders.

Reports say the diesel-laden truck was coming from Ado Ekiti axis of Ikare-Ado road when it lost control.

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The spokesman for the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Omotola Ogungbawo, confirmed only four deaths at the time of filing this report.

Officials of the FRSC said that the accident involved two trucks, four motorcycles and six other vehicles.

The FRSC, the police, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps were on the scene to asses and carry out rescue operations.

The bodies of the dead and those injured have since been taken to the lkare General Hospital.


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