An accident involving four trailers and a petrol tanker in Kwara state leaves a man burnt to death.
The accident took place at about 9:00 am on Monday, April 26, at Bode Saadu-Jebba expressway, Moro local government area of Kwara State.
The incident was confirmed by The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the state Fire Service, Hasan Adekunle. He said the accident was caused by by the drivers’ overspeeding which ended in a head-on collision.
The impact of the crash started a fire which burnt the goods on the trailers. The fire also burnt a man beyond recognition.
Hasan Adekunle said:
“Today, April 26, 2021, at about 08:53hrs, Men of the Kwara State Fire Service were summoned to a road accident by one FRSC officer called Azeez Olaolu. The accident occurred along the Bode-Saadu-Jebba expressway this morning.
“The accident was a head-on collision that resulted in the fire outbreak which involved five heavy vehicles; four trailers filled with different variety of goods, and a petrol tanker.
“In this terrible accident, a man was burnt to death and all the vehicles involved too were affected by the burning fire, although at different degrees.
“However, our firemen were able to minimize the damage by quickly putting out the ravaging fire on time.
“The report says, the accident was caused due to the over speed by the trailers’ drivers.
“In this regard, The Director of Kwara State Fire Service, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa (CFO) therefore urged transporters to be extra careful whenever they were holding a steering.”