Accident claimed 7 lives, left 19 others injured.

No fewer than 7 persons lost their lives in an autocrash that occurred along Badeku area of Ibadan, Oyo State.

The accident which involved a single truck with registration number, OYO: NRK 312 YR, occured at about 7.00 a.m on Wednesday morning at Badeku Junction on Ibadan-Ile-Ife.

According to an eye witness, the truck was carrying a total number of 26 labourers and was speeding towards Ikire road, another truck, coming out of Badeku Village, crossed the express road.

In a bit to avoid collusion with the other incoming vehicle by the truck driver, the truck somersaulted, thus flung the people on board into different directions.

The Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Oyo State, Mrs Unce Chukwurah, confirmed the accident in a telephone interview with NAN.

 

“It was a lone accident. The yellow tipper vehicle was carrying 26 people, 19 of them injured, while seven died in the accident.

“The injured has been taken to ASBON Hospital at Gbagi area for treatment, while remains of the seven dead had been collected by their relatives for burial,” she said.

 

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