#EkitiMourns: Fayemi reacts to trailer accident in Iworoko market

Governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi has reacted to a fatal trailer accident in Iworoko market, which claimed numerous lives.

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A truck conveying bags of rice belonging to a politician, suddenly lost control at about 8:45 pm on Saturday night and rammed into a market at the centre of the town.

The trailer had crushed a small commercial vehicle called ‘Akoto’. Bags of rice, some of which had posters of a senatorial candidate of the Ondo State All Progressives Congress (APC), Tayo Alasoadura, littered the scene.

The angry mob chased away a towing truck of the state’s transport office, saying that it had come too late to rescue the victims.

They stoned the vehicle, forcing the driver to drive off. They also made attempt to chase away the advance security team of the deputy governor but were intimidated by a presence of heavily armed security operatives who later came to bring the deputy governor to the scene.

Speaking with the chiefs and angry youths of the community, the Deputy Governor, Bisi Egbeyemi, who represented the Governor of the state, Kayode Fayemi said:

“The state governor condoles with families of those who have lost dear ones. We pray for their souls to rest on peace. Government will also ensure that those who were wounded have their hospital bills paid for. We will also take care of other things.

“However, we appeal to our youths to calm down and not cause trouble. No one wishes for this kind of tragedy to happen. And no amount of anger and violence will bring back those dead. So let us be calm, ” he said.

Egbeyemi, who also visited the Ekiti State University Teaching hospital along Adebayo area of the state capital, where the bodies of the dead and others wounded were taken to, told the doctors to begin urgent treatment of the wounded, assuring them that the bills would be paid by the state government.

The hospital management told newsmen that 12 bodies of those who lost their lives in the accident, including students of EKSU have been deposits at the state morgue while four wounded victims of the accident are receiving treatment in the hospital.

195 Comments

  1. Such a sad news….i wish the wounded victims quick recovery and may the souls of the dead victims rest on peace

  2. What a loss! The youths should take things easy . No amount of violence will really bring back the dead.

  3. My condolence to the familis of deceased.
    I which d youth listenning to the state governors speech that says “The state governor condoles with families of those who have lost dear ones. We pray for their souls to rest on peace. Government will also ensure that those who were wounded have their hospital bills paid for. We will also take care of other things.

    “However, we appeal to our youths to calm down and not cause trouble. No one wishes for this kind of tragedy to happen. And no amount of anger and violence will bring back those dead. So let us be calm, ” he said.

  4. What a tragedy in this new year.The people of Ekiti should be more prayerful. The government was also so kind to agree to treat the casualties and takecare of their bills

  5. What a painful day in Ekiti..to those who lost their beloved ones and to the country. It’s is so sad that no one foresaw it and how it happened. Please accept my deepest condolences.. God knows the best

  6. I sympathize with those that lost their lives in this accident, this is not cursed by any body, it is just an accident, so people should cool their temper, may God grant the souls of the dead enternal rest.

  7. It’s is so sad that no one foresaw it and how it happened. Please accept my deepest condolences..

  8. This is painful please government stop truck for moving in the day time,may their soul rest in peace

  9. So sad hearing this yesterday. May their souls rest in peace. Quick recovery to those in the state hospital

  10. So the governor could not spare time to visit the scene of the accident as well as wounded and family of the dead, hmmmmm. But of it was a campaign to canvass votes he would have been there, abi? Nigerians una dey see abi? Speedy recovery to the wounded and condolences to the families of the dead.

  11. This is so unfortunate and sad. Like the deputy governor said ;nobody pray for such to happen. May the soul of the victims rest in perfect peace

  12. My condolenses to the bereaved family. Thank God the youth were quickly calm to escalate the matter.

  13. Good move by the government on that one. No amount of violence would bring back the dead or lost.

  14. He did right by visiting and paying the bills of the injured. Ekiti really mourns.
    Black Saturday for all.

  15. Oh what a tragedy. Such a huge loss. May their souls rest in peace and may God console their families.

  16. What an unfortunate incident. My condolences to the families that loss their loved ones. And to those that sustained injuries, i wish them quick recovery

  17. My condolences to the entire families the youths should listen to the Deputy governor and calm down cause anger will not solve the problem rather create more.

  18. he is right no amount of anger and violence will bring them back to right, may the continue to rest at the bossom of the lord. Rest in peace

  19. The election have not yet come but we have loosed many souls. God please protect us on the d-day.

  20. this is very sad to hear. may God grants the family of the decease to bear the loss. and to trailer driver please be care full when driving most of all these driver her under the influenced of hard drug.

  21. Chai,,person go dey em own Kwa,,trailer come crush am,,may there families be able to bear this great loss

  22. This sounds bad,may God prevent future occurence of such incident.my condolence to the families of deceased one’s .

  23. Oh! What a waste of lives. 12persons dead, may God console the family. Wishing the injured speedy recovery.

  24. The rising cases of trucks losing control and killing people is becoming alarming. I wish the federal government will make a law prohibiting such massive vehicles from passing through major roads where there are large concentration of people.

  25. Politicians and their usual dirty games. May the souls of all the victims find rest in the bossom of the lord.

  26. I HEARED AND FELT BAD IT WAS SHOCKING AND NIGHT TIME THE VICTIMS HAD NO IDEAL IT WILL EVER HAPPEN AT THAT KINDA TIME…ALL THESAME MAY THEIR SOUL REST IN PEACE…CONDOLENCE TO THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY

  27. So the governor could not spare time to visit the scene of the accident as well as wounded and family of the dead, hmmmmm. But of it was a campaign to canvass votes he would have been there, abi? Nigerians una dey see abi? Speedy recovery to the wounded and condolences to the families of the dead.

  28. What a disaster, very painfully. Everyday more souls are dying. May their soul rest in peace

  29. Inna lillahi wa ina ilaehi rajeeuna…

    May their souls rest in perfect peace….
    And may those Receiving treatment gets quick recovery..

    Bismillah, Qul huwallahu, Li illafi
    #Ekitimourns

  30. Rip. God of Heaven o please lead and direct our foot steps. Protect us . God comfort their families.

  31. They have succeeded in carrying out indirect rituals in form of motor accident. Don’t be surprise the blood at the scene of the incident may symbolize stew to serve with the posters rice being carried for sacrifice. I’m just saying tho. Rest In peace beautiful souls

  32. The people of Ekiti should be more prayerful. The government was also so kind to agree to treat the casualties and takecare of their bills

  33. So sorry, but why are the youths fighting because they don’t know God,let them fight the devil,

  34. What a great loss? May the good Lord comfort the families of those that died in the unfortunate accident and may the departed rest in peace. We pray that such occurrence will not happen again

  35. What ever The cause of the accident is those not matter now but the life thatbis lost and the damage cause, then the cause should be looked intomwith a view to stopping futher occurance

  36. What a heavy loss, may their souls rest in peace. Tank and trailer drivers should always apply caution while driving so as to avoid this kind of news. Though some are unavoidable.

  37. What a sad news? I pray for quick recovery of the injured..Please youths obey your G and calm down

  38. This is a bad beginning for them, pray their soul rest in peace and my condolence to the family.
    So sad!

  39. Kayode is right, no amount of trouble caused will bring back those who lost their lives, back to live.

  40. May their souls rest in perfect peace but ensure u don’t play politics with their hospital bills and other condolence packages.

  41. Such a sad news….i wish the wounded victims quick recovery and may the souls of the dead victims rest on peace

  42. It is very sad, I pity those that involved in the accident, violent can’t bring back their lives, may their soul rest in peace and Pray God should put an end to such.

  43. A very sad occurrence. Well good that the government will take care of the hospital bills. May the souls of the dead rest in peace

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