Buhari sad over Ekiti truck accident – Presidency

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President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the tragic truck accident on Saturday that killed scores of people at Iworoko-Ekiti, in Ekiti State.

In a statement by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Monday in Abuja, Mr Buhari extended his condolences to the families and friends of victims of the tragedy.

According to Mr Adesina, the president joins the Ekiti State Government and people in mourning the victims, adding that the accident has brought great grief to the communities.

The presidency, however, appreciated the efforts of the state government in bringing timely succour to the victims and assured them of the solidarity of the Federal Government.

Mr Buhari also wished the injured speedy recovery.

A truck carrying branded rice on Saturday crashed into a market at Iworoko-Ekiti in the Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state, killing about 15 persons, including a National Youth Service Corps member.

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