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NO fewer than fivdelegates who attended the Second National Council in Niger Delta, holding in Ondo state, on Tuesday lost their lives while traveling to Igbokoda, in Ilaje local government area of the state.
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According to a source, the identity of the five deceased could not be ascertain but said other delegates in the bus sustained various degree of injuries.
He explained that the incident occurred in Ode Aye when member of the delegates were travelling to Igbokoda where the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo is billed to interact with stakeholders in the area.
He said “the five victims died instantly while four others who sustained a high degree of injuries were rushed to the specialist in Okitipupa Confirming the incident, the state
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Femi Joseph, said the accident was caused by over speeding and described the incident as avoidable but unfortunate.
Joseph said the three vehicles involved in the accident t had been towed to a police station in the area, saying the vehicles
He said three vehicles were damaged beyond recognition.
The PPRO also said that the remains of the deceased had been deposited at the mortuary of the state specialist hospital, Okitipupa, where the injured victims were also receiving treatment.
He said efforts were on by the state government and the Police to rescue the injured victims.
He however assured that the details of the deceased will be made public soon.