7 Labourers Killed, 19 Others Injured as Speeding Truck Somersaults in Ibadan

Seven labourers and artisans were confirmed dead while 19 others were injured in a road accident that occurred on Wednesday morning around Badeku area of Ibadan, Oyo state.

The accident which occurred at about 7 a.m. on Ibadan-Ife road, involved a truck marked OYO NRK 312 YR.

A witness, Mr. Tunde Lateef, said the truck, carrying dozens of labourers was speeding when it tried to avoid another truck coming out of Badeku Village, crossing the express road.

See also  Partnership is Important for Sustainable Healthcare Delivery - Makinde

The truck somersaulted, throwing the people on board in different directions.

The Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Oyo state, Mrs. Uche Chukwurah, said the truck carried 26 labourers going for construction in the area.

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

See also  4 Kidnappers Paraded, 33 others for different crimes in Ibadan

“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.

Meanwhile, the sector commander attributed the possible cause of the accident to speed violation.

About the author


Oyo Affairs is an independent news media with the main focus on Oyo state news, politics, current events, trending happenings within and around Oyo state, Nigeria

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment