*By Kazeem Awojoodu, Ibadan.
No fewer than Seven travelers have been confirmed dead in a road crash in Ekiti State.
SWIndependentnews.com.ng reports that Police have confirmed the death of no fewer than Seven persons in a road accident that happened at Iluomoba – Aisegna Road in Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
SWIndependentnews.com.ng gathered that the accident occurred around 6am today (Tuesday) when a Luxurious Bus with Registration Number BDG 47 WT collided with one Hummer Bus with registration Number ABC-82-XH.
The Luxurious Bus was said to be heading to Lagos from Kano collided with the Hummer Bus coming from Lagos heading to Abuja .
Confirming the sad incident, the State Police scribe Sunday Abutu in a statement said “at about 0600hrs of today being 22/06/2021, a Luxurious Bus with Registration Number BDG-47-WT and one Hummer Bus with Registration Number ABC-82-XH had a head-on collision along Ilumoba/Aisegba road which led to the death of seven(7) persons including the driver who were inside the Hummer Bus while several others inside the Luxurious Bus sustained different degrees of injuries”
Abutu further maintained that a team of Traffic Personnel from Ode Divisional Police Headquarters led by the DPO and some personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corp immediately mobilised to the scene, rescued the injured survivors to Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti and evacuated the seven confirmed dead bodies to the mortuary.”
Ekiti State Commissioner of Police Tunde Mobayo and the Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi have visited the scene of the accident.
The duo also visited the emergency unit of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital(EKSUTH) where some of the victims are currently receiving medical treatment.
The state CP has commiserated with the families of the deceased travellers, prays God grants their souls eternal rest. The Commissioner also wish the victims who are currently receiving treatment in the Hospital a quick recovery.