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Auto-crash Claims 3 Deaf In Ekiti

Special School for the Blind and Deaf in Ikoro Ekiti, Ekiti State has lost three of their officials on Saturday to a ghastly auto accident at Ara Ekiti.

While many occupants of the vehicle sustained various degree of injuries during the accident, unfortunately, the three blind officials could not survived it, said an eyewitness.

The 18 passengers of the vehicle were all staff of the school. They were going to a burial ceremony at Odo Owa Ekiti, on the invitation of the principal of the school when they met their untimely death.

The vehicle ram into a ditch and somersaulted when the driver lost control due to brake failure.

The source said: “Those who sustained severe injuries had been referred to the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, while the deceased have been deposited in the morgue of Ijero Ekiti General Hospital”.

The names of the deceased were: Oladiji Bunmi, Yemisi Adelodun and Bosede Azeez.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Mr Sunday Abutu, confirmed that the accident was caused by brake failure.

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He added that the level of fatality reached that level due to inability to get those who could rescue them in time.

“The accident was a sole one, it involved only one vehicle and the occupants were going for a ceremony. Those wounded are presently being treated in the hospital.

“But a majority of the survivors sustained minor injuries and they are getting well while the driver is in our custody”, he said.

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