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Two passengers on Friday lost their lives in a lone accident that occurred at Balogun Village near Ikire, Osun State.

At least two passengers lost their lives in a fatal lone accident in Osun State on Friday.

The accident, which involved a bus heading to Lagos from Ekiti State, happened at Balogun Village near Ikire.

The tragic loss of lives in the Osun road crash underscores the pressing need for enhanced road safety measures in Nigeria. Road traffic accidents continue to exact a heavy toll on lives and livelihoods across the country, with factors such as poor road infrastructure, reckless driving, and inadequate enforcement of traffic regulations exacerbating the risks faced by road users.

As the nation grapples with the challenge of improving road safety, concerted efforts are required from all stakeholders, including government authorities, law enforcement agencies, transport operators, and the general public. Investment in road infrastructure upgrades, such as the expansion and maintenance of highways, construction of pedestrian walkways, and installation of road signage, is crucial to reducing the incidence of accidents and ensuring safer travel conditions.

The spokesperson for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Osun State, Kehinde Adeleke, confirmed the accident.

He said the deceased died on the spot while the injured were taken to a private hospital in Apomu for treatment.

Adeleke said, “Today, April 5, 2024, around 1336hrs, one Oma bus from Ekiti going to Lagos had a lone accident around Balogun village which claimed two lives instantly.”

Adeleke added that the Osun NSCDC Commandant, Michael Adaralewa, enjoined road users, especially motorists, to always obey traffic rules and regulations while driving in order to avoid loss of lives and property..

“He also said they should desist from excessive-speeding, urging them not to drink alcohol while driving,” he added

The tragic road crash in Osun State, claiming the lives of two passengers, serves as a poignant reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of prioritizing road safety initiatives. As we mourn the loss of those who perished in this unfortunate incident, let us also commit to concerted action towards creating safer roads and preventing future tragedies. By working together to address the root causes of road accidents and implementing effective road safety measures, we can strive towards a future where every journey is a safe journey for all road users.

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