Tragedy struck a family when nine of its members perished in a grisly road accident in Oyo-Ogbomoso road on Wednesday.
It involved a passenger car, the family was traveling in and an articulated vehicle.
At least 9 people had been confirmed dead while 3 sustained serious injuries.
The victims are husband, his two wives and 9 children. The 3 survivors whom were in a critical condition at BOWEN Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso are the children.
The accident, according an eyewitness account occurred as the family members were coming with their vehicle from Agric area, immediately after Odo-Oba moving towards Ogbomoso while the towing vehicle was coming from Ogbomoso.
“The cause of the accident was as a result of over speeding and wrongful overtaking by the passenger driver”, a Road Safety officer informed.
He added that investigation still continues.
The late husband, identified as Mr Muftau Gbadamosi, was the Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers, (NURTW), Ahoyaya Garage in Ogbomoso while his two wives, also identified as Hadija Gbadamosi and Idowu Gbadamosi were traders.
Also, a month old infant, Yinusa, christened last month also died in the accident.
When contacted, a resident Doctor at the General Hospital, in Ogbomoso, Dr Victor Backo said ”the Road Safety officers brought in 8 corpses, which include 6 Males and 2 females around 7:20 am.
He stressed that the victims sustained multiple injuries in their heads and abdomens.
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