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12 killed in Ondo road crash

Twelve persons reportedly lost their lives Saturday afternoon in a lone road crash involving a Toyota Hiace bus carrying 20 passengers while eight others sustained serious injuries.

The carnage was said to have occurred on yet-to-be completed Ajowa-Gedegede road brigde.

According to Onigedegede of Igedegede,Oba Walidu Ekun,it was the deafening sound of the vehicle around 3.00 pm that attracted symphatisers to the scene.

The spot which was littered with blood and mangled bodies of the dead travellers caused emotions,as motorists and passers-by wailed profusely.

Confirming the incident,Ondo State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC), Vincent Jack, said his men went on rescue operation and took the corpses to Ikare-Akoko State Specialist Hospital Mortuary while critical ones had been referred to Federal Medical Centre(FMC)Owo.

Jack attributed the incident to recklessness of the driver,urging Motorists to be cautious on highways and avoid excessive speeding.

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