3 students, 5 others die in Oyo, Kano, Anambra accidents

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Eight persons have died in road accidents in Oyo, Kano and Anambra states.

Three the dead, all secondary school students in the Erunmu area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, were passengers on a motorcycle when the crash occurred on Monday.

The bike man also died.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed the incident on Monday.

Sector commander, Mrs Uche Chukwurah said a truck rammed into the motorcycle, which was conveying five persons. Another passenger, a female, sustained injuries.

Two persons equally died while two others were injured in a ghastly crash on Obiuno Road in Ekwulobia, Aguata Local Government Area Anambra State.

The incident, which happened on Sunday, involved a Lexus ES350 car.

The FRSC blamed the crash on speeding.

Confirming the incident, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Andrew Kumapayi said the body the deceased had been deposited at the mortuary.

He enjoined drivers desist from speeding but apply the recommended speed limit 50km/hrs in built up areas.

He said, “An unidentified driver a Lexus ES350 car with registration number KSF 403 GD was involved in the fatal crash.

“A total four persons were involved in the crash comprising two male adults and two female adults

“Two persons, male and one female adult sustained varying degrees of injuries and were taken Apex hospital Igboukwu, while two persons were confirmed by the doctor on duty.