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BREAKING: Fear as bus carrying intending Hajj Pilgrims to Abuja crashes

A bus conveying prospective pilgrims from Nasarawa State to Abuja, destined for Saudi Arabia for the 2023 Hajj, has been involved in a road accident.

According to Daily Trust, the incident, happened near Kara in Keffi Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.

Details surrounding the accident remain sketchy, however, it’s known that some passengers incurred injuries.

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In a related development, an accident involving a Mitsubishi commercial bus has claimed two lives and injured three others at Alakia area on Ibadan-Ife expressway.

The accident happened around 5:45 a.m. on Wednesday.


The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Commander in Oyo State, Joshua Adekanye, confirmed the incident in an interview in Ibadan.

Adekanye said that the commercial bus with registration number YY 485 AAA, failed to break and rammed into a barrier created by a road construction company in the Alakia area.

He said that five people were involved in the accident comprising four males and one female.

The sector commander further said that two males lost their lives in the accident while two others and a female got injured.

According to him, the remains of the deceased had been collected by their relatives for burial while the injured were taken to the hospital before the arrival of FRSC personnel.

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Adekanye called on motorists to always ensure their vehicles were in good condition before embarking on a journey and avoid speeding. 

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