Seven persons have been confirmed dead in a road crash on Osi Bridge on the Old Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa Road in Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara State.

Fifty eight others, including 12 children,  also sustained various degrees of injuries in the Tuesday, April 16 incident involving a Toyota Dyna truck with plate number FA 655 NAS and a Toyota Hiace bus with plate number LSD 919 SR.

FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Uchechukwu Wihioka disclosed that the accident occurred due to dangerous driving and wrong overtaking.

“The driver could no longer control the vehicle after finding himself in the dangerous condition, and, therefore, flung his passengers in different directions on the road,” he said.

Wihioka urged commercial drivers and other road users to always drive with caution.

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