13 Police Recruits Roasted To Death As Their Bus Collides With Passenger Car In Kwara State
Thirteen, 13 newly posted recruits of the Nigerian Police Force were on Sunday morning burnt to death and six others critically injured in an auto accident on Sunday in Omu-Aran, Kwara State.
The recruits, were reportedly on their way to Nassarawa State on an exchange posting when the accident occurred at about 10 a.m, on the Omu-Aran-Ilofa road.
Most of the occupants of the bus, which took off from Ilorin, were said to be of Kwara origin and had just finished their police training.
Sources say the bus was hit by a Mercedes Benz car marked AC 345 DKA heading toward Omu-Aran whose driver lost grip of the steering wheel and had a head-on collision with it, close to the Federal Government College in the state.
The bus had immediately caught fire, burning the thirteen recruits to death. The impact of the accident also caused the number plate of the bus to be squeezed to pulp, making identification impossible.
The bodies of the deceased, which were burnt beyond recognition, have since been deposited at the morgue by officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, in Kwara state.
Meanwhile, those who survived with injuries were taken to the Omu-Aran General Hospital for treatment.
The incident was confirmed by the Divisional Police Officer in Omu-Aran, Rasak Adebayo, who said his command had started investigation into the incident.