Two Junior Secondary School students were crushed to death in an auto accident in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Wednesday.
Five persons also sustained injuries in the accident which happened around 2pm in the Gas Odota end of the Ilorin-Ogbomoso Expressway.
According to the Federal Road Safety Corps, the accident involved four vehicles – a tipper, a Mazda cab with number plate, LEF 16XA, a Nissan car marked, AG20 NBS, and commercial tricycle.
Eyewitnesses said the students were standing by the roadside when crushed to death by one of the vehicles.
It was gathered that the tipper loaded with sand rammed into a commercial vehicle which was picking passengers, while the cab also hit two other vehicles and the tricycle.
The Sector Commander of the FRSC, Jonathan Owoade, attributed the cause of the road crash to excessive speed.
Owoade added, “Nine persons were involved in the accident; the relations of the boys have claimed their corpses.”