Three Oyo monarchs lose their lives in a car accident, while nine others sustain injuries

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Three traditional leaders from Oriire Local Government Area in Oyo State tragically lost their lives in a car accident on Friday.

The incident involved a Benz E230 with the plate number OLODOGBO and a commercial Scania Truck with registration number 301 XF at Aje Iye in the local government area.

Eyewitnesses reported that two of the monarchs died on the spot, while the third succumbed to injuries a few hours later at the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital.

Additionally, another accident on the same day resulted in nine people being injured, but thankfully, no lives were lost.

The survivors are receiving treatment at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital.

The affected monarchs were identified as the Olodogbo of Odogbo, Onibowula of Bowula, and Alayetoro of Ayetoro in Oriire Local Government.

The state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Joshua Adekanye, confirmed both incidents, stating that the first was a head-on collision, while the second involved a truck catching fire on Ogbomoso-Oyo Expressway.

The injured individuals are currently undergoing treatment in the hospital.

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