Three persons died, while two others were injured in a fatal multiple auto crash which occurred along Olooru-Okoolowo highway in Kwara State on Monday.

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Kwara State, Stephen Dawulung confirmed that the multiple accident, which occurred at about 15:15 pm, led to an inferno which burnt the vehicles and a motorcycle involved.

According to him, “on receipt of the report of the crash around 1515hrs, FRSC rescue operatives were immediately mobilized to the crash scene where they worked in conjunction with operatives of Nigeria Police Force and Federal Fire Service to rescue some passengers before fire ignited.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that a vehicle conveying feeds enroute Lagos, while attempting to overtake another vehicle collided with an oncoming trailer conveying brewery products, while a tanker carrying petroleum products which was closely following the tanker carrying brewery products also crashed into them. This ignited the fire that escalated due to the presence of petroleum products.

“The inferno burnt the three vehicles and a motorcycle which got caught up in the crash.”

“There were a total of five people involved in the crash, two of them who were passengers on the motorcycle sustained injuries and were taken to the General hospital, Ilorin, but the remaining three others involved in the crash sadly lost their lives as they got burnt in the inferno. The corpses of the dead have been claimed by their relatives,” he added.

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