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Three dead in Ondo road crash


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A fatal road accident involving a timber lorry laded with logs and people sitting on top of it has colluded with an in-coming Hilux Toyota van, claiming three lives on the spot.

Others injured were rushed to the Ondo State Specialist Hospital Ikare-Akoko by men of the Federal Road Safety (FRSC) Ikare Unit Command for treatment.

The accident occurred along Ikare-Agbaluku-Arigidi Akoko road.

The Sector Commander, Ondo FRSC, Rotimi Adeleye blamed timber lorries for the way they load logs on lorries and sit on the top of vehicles.

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According to him, the act is unacceptable, stressing that they did not have regards for their lives.

Adeleye noted that he had discussed the issue of timber lorries with Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on how to reduce the menace.

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of State Hospital, Ikare, Dr Wale Oguntuase confirmed the death of three persons in the morgue, one with head injury referred to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Owo and others with various degree of injuries.

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) for Okeagbe-Akoko, Adetarami Ibitayo, a Superintendent of Police (SP) has made arrangement for the removal of the vehicle.

He added that investigation had commenced on the matter.

An Observer, Kehinde Ojuolape lamented that Ikare-Agbaluku-Arigidi road had recorded many road accidents in the recent times and called for the construction of speed breakers.


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