No fewer than 13 persons, on Thursday, lost their lives to two separate motor accidents on Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa highway in the Moro local government area of Kwara state.
It was gathered that eight survivors of the accident were receiving treatment at private hospitals in Bode Saadu community in the local government area while the remains of the deceased had been deposited at the mortuary of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) Ilorin.
The two separate motor accidents which occurred at about 4:00a.m involved an 18-passenger Hi-ace buses enroute Lagos and Sokoto states, according to eyewitness accounts.
It was also gathered that the one coming from Lagos rammed into the stationed articulated vehicle, while the second bus veered off the road on its way from the northern part of the country and somersaulted.
Speaking on the incident, the Sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Gbenga Owoade, attributed the accident to carelessness on the part of the two drivers.
“In the first one, we have 11 people that died on the spot. Two persons died in the second crash while one of the two corpses has been taken away by the family members.
“Every hand has to be on board to appreciate the fact that, lives cannot be retrieved and therefore, drivers must be very in obeying traffic rules and regulations to safe lives.