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Three persons of the same family have lost their lives after a car their vehicle plunged into a river following the collapse of a bridge On Oko-Erin road in Ilorin West local government area of Kwara state.

It was gathered that the incident occurred at the early hours of Sunday during a heavy downpour which lasted over four hours.

The bridge which has been in existence for over two decades suddenly collapsed during the rain when the car reached the place and the car plunged into the flowing river under the bridge.

Two out of the five occupants of the vehicle were said to have escaped without sustaining any injury.

Confirming the incident,Kwara state Director of Fire Service, Mr Abdulwaheed lyanda-Yakub said three persons of the same family’ lost their lives to the accident.

In his remark the state Commissioner for Works and Transport, Mr Rotimi Iliasu described the incident as unfortunate, adding that the residents should desist from dumping refuse under a bridge and water ways to avert disaster.

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