Bisi ABASS

At least thirteen Katsina-bound travellers were burnt to death on Saturday when their Hummer bus collided with a cement-laden truck at Lasoju along Ogbomoso-Ilorin Expressway.

The Kwara Police Command gave an update on the casualties in a statement Saturday night.

”Preliminary investigation revealed that the Hummer bus coming from Lagos was driving against traffic at the above-mentioned point.

“In the process, it had a head-on collision with the oncoming truck,” said Police Public Relations Officer( PPRO), SP. Ajayi Okasanmi.

He said that 13 passengers of the commercial bus were burnt beyond recognition.

He said six others that were seriously injured are receiving treatment at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin.

“Upon the condition of the dead bodies, public health officials and the families of the victims requested from the police command that the victims be released to them for mass burial, the process of which was ongoing as at the time of this press release,” the PPRO said.

Kwara Police Command has condoled with the families of the dead victims.

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