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Kwara man returning from Sallah prayer dies in crash

Tragedy struck in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Friday, when a middle-aged man lost his life and three others were injured in a road accident.

The accident reportedly involved four persons, who were riding on a motorcycle on Eid-el-Fitr day in Ilorin.

The three other people on the bike, which rammed into a vehicle, sustained serious injuries.

The victims were said to be returning from the Ilorin Eid prayer ground when the incident occurred at the Balogun Fulani axis, in the Ilorin South Local Government Area of the state.

The deceased, identified simply as Suraju, was said to be from Alamo Compound, Okelele, Ilorin.

City Round gathered that Suraju breathed his last at a medical facility where he was rushed to for treatment.

He was buried at the Muslim Cemetery, Osere, Ilorin.

Two of the injured persons were said to have been admitted to the General Hospital, Surulere, Ilorin, while the third victim was taken to a local bone setting centre in the Dada area for treatment.

Sympathisers thronged the residence of the deceased to commensurate with his family.

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Kwara State, Frederick Ogidan, said the incident had not been reported to his office.

“I will find out and if there is anything like that, I will let you know,” he said.

He had yet to call back our correspondent as of the time of filing this report.

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