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Three traditional rulers in Oyo State have reportedly lost their lives, and nine others sustained injuries in a road crash that occurred on Friday, All Nigeria Latest News reports.

The tragic incident involved traditional rulers from the Oriire Local Government Area of Oyo State who were en route to a social function before the unfortunate crash.

The traditional rulers lost their lives in a road accident involving a Benz E230 with number plate Olodogbo and a commercial Scania Truck with registration number 301 XF at Aje Iye in the local government area.

According to an eyewitness, two of the monarchs lost their lives on the spot, and the third individual succumbed to injuries a few hours later at the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, where he was rushed for medical attention.

 “Six passengers were involved in the crash, but the three survivors are undergoing treatment at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital. The affected passengers were going for a social function at the nearby community when the accident occurred.

“The affected monarchs are Olodogbo of Odogbo, Onibowula of Bowula and Alayetoro of Ayetoro in Oriire Local Government,” a source said.

Joshua Adekanye, Oyo State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, confirmed the incident, stating, “It was a head-on collision involving a private and commercial vehicle on Ogbomoso-Oyo Expressway. The survivors are undergoing treatment at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, while the corpses of the victims have been deposited at the morgue of the same hospital.”

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