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Senator’s wife, six others die in Ondo road accident

No fewer than seven persons died in a fatal accident that occured along Ore-Okitipupa expressway in Ore, Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State on Thursday evening.

Many also suffered series of injuries.

One of the victims of the road crash was the wife of a former Senate Leader, Senator Victor Idoma-Egba, Amaka.

She along others were going to Igbokoda for a social function, which would come up on Saturday.

A source said the accident involved a truck, two cars and a coaster bus belonging to the Sports Department of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko.

The accident it was gathered happened few metres away from the military checkpoint at Irele Junction in Ore.

The source said, ” The truck lost control and swerved off its lane to crush the cars and the AAUA coaster bus, killing four persons in the bus and three occupants of the two cars.”

Ondo State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Ahmed Hassan confirmed the incident.

He said four persons died and eight people were injured in the road crash.

The FRSC boss explained that the injured and the remains of the deceased were taken to the hospital.

Head of Media and Protocols of the AAUA, Mr Victor Akinpelumi also confirmed the accident that involved the coaster bus of the institution.

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