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33 persons die in road crashes in Osun in April


FRSC-2-620x400The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Osun said 33 persons had died in road accidents in the state in April.

Mr Muhammad Hussaini, the Sector Commander, disclosed this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Osogbo on Thursday.

According to Hussaini, 26 crashes occurred in the state within the period under review, and that 231 persons were involved, while 123 persons were injured.

He blamed most of the incidents to speeding, poor condition of the roads and failure by motorists to comply with road traffic rules and regulations.

He said the incidents were also caused by human errors, recklessness and impatience, and warned that the commission would continue to apprehend violators.

The sector commander, therefore, called on motorists, especially commercial drivers, to always obey traffic rules in order to prevent carnage and loss of lives on the roads.

“Drivers, especially commercial drivers, should maintain their vehicles’ engines, use good tyres, good wipers and other mechanisms needed to keep their vehicles in good condition at all times,” he said.

He commended the Osun government for complementing the commission’s efforts at reducing road accidents in the state.

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