4 killed, 43 injured in road accident in southwestern Nigeria

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ABUJA, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) — Four people were killed and 43 others hospitalized following a single-vehicle road accident in Nigeria’s southwestern state of Oyo on Wednesday, a government agency said.

The accident occurred along the Oyo-Ogbomosho highway, as a truck carrying both humans and animals fell into a deep pothole while in motion, and veered off the road into a bush, the country’s Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) told reporters in Ibadan, capital city of Oyo.

A total of 15 passengers were rescued unhurt, said Uche Chukwurah, state commander for the FRSC, adding that police have launched an investigation into the accident.

Deadly road accidents, often caused by overloading, bad road conditions and reckless driving, are frequently reported in Nigeria. Enditem

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