Sunday, February 9, 2020 9:08 pm
Six pilgrims returning from the annual ‘Oke Maria’ Catholic pilgrimage in Otan Ayegbaju, Osun, State died on Sunday morning when their bus lost control and ran into a ditch in Eripa village.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the annual Oke Maria Catholic pilgrimage, held between Saturday and Sunday, is a yearly programme where Catholics gathered for prayers at the Oke Maria Mountain located in Otan Ayegbaju, Osun.
While confirming the accident, Osun Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Folashade Odoro said the lone road accident occurred along Eripa-Otan Ayegbaju road, Boluwaduro Local Government of Osun.
According to her, bus, with registration number: LAGOS GGE 109 DY, belonged to SS Peter and Paul, Catholic Church, Lagere, Ile Ife, Osun.
She said six people died in the accident while nine others sustained various degrees of injury.
She said the remains of the dead had been deposited in LAUTECH Teaching Hospital in Osogbo for post mortem while the injured victims were treated at a private hospital in Iree, Osun.