By GBENGA SODEINDE, ADO EKITI
Three persons on Thursday night lost their lives in an auto crash at konoshan area, near Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, while eight others sustained serious injuries.
The Ekiti Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC) Commander, Ismail Kugu, disclosed this while speaking with journalists in his office at Ado Ekiti.
The accident involved a DAF truck and an eighteen seater Toyota Hiace bus.
He said that “the crash occurred around 6:30p.m while it was raining, but we got the information late due to bad network caused by the heavy downpour.
“Before our arrival at the scene of the accident, a state ambulance service bus had picked some injured victims, but we were able to rescue others.
“Two vehicles were involved: a DAF truck with Lagos registration number, EPE 73XU and an eighteen seater Toyota Hiace bus with Ekiti number, EFY 30XA.
“The total number of people involved are 18 including those in the truck, consisting of 12 male adults and six female adults.
“As at this morning, three people, two males and a female had died, while eight were seriously injured.”
The sector commander attributed the cause of the accident to break failure and loss of control on the part of the truck driver.
He said that those injured and the dead have been taken to the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital.