The Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, and the state Commissioner for Police, Tunde Mobayo, has both visited an accident scene in the state where at least seven persons reportedly died.
Naija News understands that the accident involving a luxurious bus and a Toyota Hiace Bus happened along Iluomoba – Aisegba Road in the Gbonyin Council Area of the state.
It was gathered that the head-on collision involving the two vehicles which occurred at about 6 am on Tuesday, leading to the death of some passengers including the driver of the Hiace Bus.
Others who survived the accident with varying degrees of injuries have been taken to the hospital for proper treatment.
“The luxurious bus was coming from Abuja on the way to Lagos while the Hiace Bus was coming from Kano and believably heading to Abuja. The accident was caused by speeding,” a source told reporters.
Naija News understands that the surviving victims were taken to the Emergency Unit of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Command, Sunday Abutu, confirmed the accident in a statement titled, ‘Ekiti fatal accident: Seven died, several others injured.’
He said that the accident “led to the death of seven persons including the driver, who were inside the Hiace Bus while several others inside the luxurious bus sustained different degrees of injuries.”
Abutu said, “A team of traffic personnel from Ode Divisional Police Headquarters led by the DPO and some personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps immediately mobilised to the scene, rescued the injured survivors to EKSUTH and evacuated the seven confirmed dead bodies to the mortuary.”
The PPRO said the Ekiti State Commissioner of Police while commiserating with the families of the deceased travellers, prayed that God will grant their souls eternal rest.
“The Commissioner also wishes the victims who are currently receiving treatment in the hospital quick recovery,” Abutu added.