An auto crash involving a fully loaded commercial bus and herds of cows occurred along Efon Alaaye-Esa Oke Expressway, not too far from the border between Osun and Ekiti states, on Monday, July, 15, 2019.
According to reports, the Nissan Mazda bus in transit ran into the herds of cattle after it lost control, and killed seven of them in the process. The bus fell into a ditch, and somersaulted multiple times, leaving four of the passengers badly injured.
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An eyewitness at the scene who wanted to be anonymous, said that, but for the swift intervention of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) officials, the incident would have caused more commotion. According to the eyewitness, the bus was moving at high speed, and was about to make a turn around Ita Ire junction when it lost control and ran into the cattle no fewer than 1,000.
“Death could have been recorded but the FRSC men from Ita Ore in Efon Alaaye Ekiti quickly came to the rescue. They evacuated the four people that (were) wounded and took them to the hospital for treatment.”
Confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer of the FRSC in Ekiti, Mr. Mohammed Olowo, said that, given the severity of the crash, it was a surprise to onlookers that no death of human was recorded. He further stated that seven cows were injured, and contrary to the eyewitness report, only one person was injured.