Ondo road crash burns 4 to death, hospitalizes 14 others

10/19/2019

Posted by: Chris Odogwu

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4 passengers were burnt to death and 14 were lucky to survive but hospitalized after a fatal road accident between 2 cars. Check details of the incident here!

More lives continue to be cut short in road crashes. The latest was an accident along the popular Benin/Owo expressway in Ondo State – Owo Local Government Area, precisely. Four of the passengers were burnt to death while fourteen were scarred with severe injuries.

Things fell apart after a J5 bus had a frontal collision with a Toyota Hiace on Thursday, October 17, 2019.

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Most road crashes are caused by over speeding

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The incident was confirmed by Femi Joseph, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command. According to him, the tragedy occurred around 3a to 4am that morning. He said one of the vehicles with registration number MKD 341 XA took off from Lagos with eighteen passengers onboard, heading for Makurdi. The second vehicle registered BDG 330 AP took off from Benin, and was Akure bound before the accident.

Injured passengers were rushed to the Federal Medical Center in Owo for quick medical attention. Remains of the passengers burnt to death were taken to the morgue in the hospital’s premises.

Speaking on how such accidents could be avoided, Joseph urged drivers to desist from over speeding especially in the last months of the year popularly referred to as ember months.

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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