The residents of Oriire local government in Oyo State are in mourning following the tragic demise of three monarchs from the region on Friday.
According to Nigerian Tribune, tragically, two of the affected monarchs lost their lives immediately, while the third monarch passed away a few hours later at the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, where he was receiving medical attention.
Among the six passengers involved in the crash, the three survivors are currently undergoing treatment at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital.
The passengers were en route to a social function in a nearby community when the accident unfolded. The identified monarchs include the Olodogbo of Odogbo, the Alayetoro of Ayetoro, and the Onibowula of Bowula in the Oriire local government area.
The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Joshua Adekanye, confirmed the incident, describing it as a head-on collision between a private and a commercial vehicle along the Ogbomoso-Oyo expressway.
He reported that the survivors are receiving medical care at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, while the deceased have been placed in the hospital’s morgue.
In a separate incident on the same day, Adekanye revealed that nine out of the 13 individuals suffered varying degrees of burns when a DAF-brand truck caught fire along the Ogbomoso-Oyo expressway. Fortunately, no lives were lost, and the injured individuals are currently receiving treatment in the hospital.