Tension in Osun as speeding bus knocks down seven cows

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Seven, among about 1000-strong herd of cows, were on Monday killed in a road accident involving a Mazda commercial bus on the Efon Alaaye-Esa Oke Road were.

The incident, which has led to fear of attack from Fulani herdsmen, also inflicted various degrees of injuries on four passengers.

Speaking on the incident, a source close to the incident said the accident occurred on a steep part of the road close to the border between Ekiti and Osun states, said the bus, which was on high speed, somersaulted and landed in the ditch due to the impact of the crash.

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The source said, “Human deaths could have been recorded but for the men of the Federal Road Safety Corps from Ita Ore in Efon Alaaye, Ekiti State, who quickly rose to the occasion.

“The FRSC men took the four injured persons to the hospital for treatment.”

The Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Command, FRSC, Mr Mohammed Olowo, confirmed the accident, adding that “It was a surprise to many people that nobody died owing to the severity of the accident. But seven cows died in the collision,” he stated.

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