March 23, 2023

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Petrol tanker crushes five to death in Ibadan

Scene of the accident

No fewer than five persons were crushed to death by a fully loaded petrol tanker on Monday at Celica area on new Ife-Ibadan Road, Egbeda Local Government Area of Oyo State.

It was gathered that the petroleum tanker lost control, rammed into a Micra car and plunged into a nearby ditch with the Micra car.

Uche Chukwurah, the Federal Road Safety Corps Sector Commander in the state, confirmed the incident on Monday

Chukwurah described the accident as fatal, resulting to the death of five persons comprising of three male and two female adults.

She said the accident involved two vehicles: a fully loaded petroleum tanker and a Micra taxi car.

The sector commander said the tanker had a brake failure, lost control and rammed into the Micra car, leading to the death of all passengers in the Micra car.

She said: “The whole people inside the Micra car were crashed to death and nobody was rescued alive.

“The deceased have been deposited at the Adeoyo Hospital mortuary.”

Chukwurah further said men of the Fire Service were also at the scene to prevent fire outbreak in the area.