Adekunle Jimoh, Ilorin
A fatal road accident on Wednesday claimed the lives of four persons in Offa, Offa local government area of Kwara state.
The auto crash, which happened around 10:27 am on the Offa-Ojoku road involved one Toyota Camry car and a tricycle also known as Keke NAPEP.
It was gathered that the Toyota Camry car driven by an auto-mechanic rammed into the tricycle killing three of the occupants and a roadside female trader.
Eyewitness account revealed that some students of the Federal Polytechnic Offa, who were also in the tricycle sustained injuries in the accident.
It was also gathered that irate mob torched the Toyota Camry car and burnt it to ashes.
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Confirming the incident, Kwara state Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Jonathan Owoade said that the deceased had been deposited at the General Hospital, Offa.
He added that the accident occurred around Awraba Hotel junction, saying that the accident involved eight persons.
Owoade said that the other four persons injured are also receiving treatment at the same hospital.
The FRSC boss said that the “Toyota Camry was burnt by the mob (students). The situation is under control. The other sister agencies and our staff were on the ground. Members of the Nigerian Navy, Nigeria Police and Civil Defence Corps were on the ground too to restore normalcy.”