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Over 20 Passengers Burnt to Death as Vehicles Collide at Maya/Lanlate Junction

More than twenty passengers lost their lives in an auto accident that occured this afternoon at Lanlate, Maya Junction in Ibarapa East Local Government area of Oyo State.

The accident which involved a commercial bus and a Sienna car was as a result of the two vehicles which were said to be traveling in different directions, colliding resulting in a fire outbreak that killed more than 20 people. 

An eye witness account said only two passengers survived the accident while others and the vehicles were razed beyond recognition.

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The Chairman, Ibarapa East Local Government, Hon Gbenga Obalowo who led a rescue team to the scene of the accident described it as pathetic and unfortunate.

The Chairman who sympathized with the families of those who died in the incident noted that the two survivors of the accident are currently receiving medical attention at Awojobi Hospital in Eruwa, while the corpses of those burnt have been deposited at a morgue. 

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“It was a fatal accident hence it was a gory sight. We counted over twenty human bodies burnt completely. I learnt they had a head on collision and the two vehicles, a commercial bus and a Sienna which were both conveying passengers caught fire and got burnt beyond repair.

“Families whose loved ones usually ply this road and are yet to be reached should please contact parks in and around the town  to confirm the identities of the victims in their manifests. I pray to the Lord to continue to guide and protect us wherever we may be”, Hon Gbenga Obalowo said. 

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Hon Obalowo also appealed to motorists particularly commercial drivers to be more careful while on the wheel.

“Though no one is perfect, our drivers however need to avoid over speeding. Many lives have been lost to avoidable road accidents”, he noted.

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