Three Monarchs Die In Auto Crash, Nine Others Injured –

Three traditional rulers from Oriire Local Government Area, Oyo State, have on December 01, 2023, reportedly died in an auto crash involving a Mecedez Benz and commercial truck.

According to reports, nine other persons were badly injured in a separate accident cases that took place on the same day.

An Eyewitness, who preferred anonymity alleged that the monarchs lost their lives in a road accident involving Benz E230 with number plate OLODOGBO and a commercial Scania Truck with registration number 301 XF at Aje Iye in the local government area.

Africa Investigative Magazine gathered that two traditional rulers died at the accident scene, while the third monarch later died at the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital.

Meanwhile, One of the eyewitnesses, Olawoyin Adekunle, told our Correspondent that six passengers were involved in a road accident, while three survivors were taking treatment at the hospital.

“Six passengers were involved in the crash, but the three survivors are undergoing treatment at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital. The affected passengers were going for a social function at the nearby community when the accident occurred.

“The affected monarchs are Olodogbo of Odogbo, Onibowula of Bowula and Alayetoro of Ayetoro in Oriire Local Government.”

When contacted, the state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Joshua Adekanye, confirmed the incident and saying, “It was a head on collision involving a private and commercial vehicles on Ogbomoso-Oyo Wxpressway.

“The survivors are undergoing treatment at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital while the corpses of the victims have been deposited at the morgue of the same hospital.”

Adekanye further confirmed that nine out of the 13 persons suffered variety degrees of burnt when a truck caught fire on Ogbomoso-Oyo Expressway on the same day.

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