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Man Dies A Week To Wedding Along Akure-Ondo Road, Bride In Critical Condition

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A younger man merely recognized as Wale reportedly died in an auto crash that occurred in Aponmu village within the Akure South council space of Ondo State alongside Akure/Ondo freeway.

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It was gathered that the groom was travelling in the identical bus together with his wife-to-be when the tragic incident occurred.



The rescue staff of the Federal Street Security Corps (FRSC) later arrived on the scene of the accident.

4 others have been confirmed lifeless from the incident.

Nonetheless, the brand new bride escaped demise however reportedly sustained accidents.

The couple, it was learnt had been at Ikoyi Registry on Saturday and had been going to Akure for the standard wedding ceremony scheduled for this weekend, Saturday earlier than the ugly incident

In accordance with a Twitter influencer, Oluyemi Fasipe @YemieFASH, the deceased groom was a supervisor at @OverlandAirways in Akure, Ondo State.

He wrote, “One of many victims of the accident that occurred alongside Akure-Ondo highway at present is the supervisor of @OverlandAirways in Akure; his wedding ceremony is subsequent Saturday, his wife-to-be was additionally on the bus, however she survived. Could the souls of the departed relaxation in peace.”

Commenting on the event, one other social media person @SanVelly mentioned, “Jesus! I used to be on the scene of the accident however I could not even see the victims as a result of I might get too emotional. The supervisor is an efficient pal at work (Akure Airport). He was coming from Lagos (Ikoyi) the place he did his registry! Marriage ceremony to be held this weekend.”

@GreatOgboru wrote, “I’m presupposed to be his finest man for the marriage…I misplaced a confidant and supporter at present…this wound is eternally…relaxation on brother.”

The 18-seater bus marked Lagos AAA 859 XC wherein they had been travelling in from Lagos plunged into the Owena river, killing the deceased immediately.

The spot of the crash is about ten kilometres to Akure, the state capital which was their vacation spot earlier than the crash.

The driving force of the bus, in line with reviews, additionally died within the crash.

Eyewitnesses advised newsmen that the motive force misplaced management of the automobile whereas on prime pace because it was raining.

The supply mentioned, “If not for the pace, the motive force might have managed the bus and prevented it from plunging into the river which is about 25 ft deep.

“After the accident, the passengers had been trapped contained in the bus deep down within the river as a result of folks couldn’t soar contained in the river.

“It took virtually an hour after the accident earlier than assist got here and 5 individuals, together with a five-year-old boy had been rescued and rushed to the hospital for remedy.”

The eyewitness additionally attributed the late response to the rain.

He advised newsmen that the automobile landed on a rock contained in the river and the impression was nice on the automobile because it hit the rock on the backside of the river, inflicting nice injury to the automobile and accountable for the demise of the casualties recorded.

The stays of the deceased individuals have been deposited on the morgue.

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