It was a sad day yesterday at the Resettlement Centre, Akinyele, Ibadan when two trailers rammed into the facility, killing two persons and leaving three others injured in the process.
According to the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Alhaja Kafilat Olayiwola, the accident which was reported to have occured at exactly 4:37am due to brake failure, left two persons dead, and three others with varying degrees of injuries.
Meanwhile, the victims have been rescued and taken to a nearby Government Hospital, by the Oyo state government.
In her words, “We received a call about the accident that happened at the Resettlement centre and immediately we responded. When we got there, an eye witness told us that a trailer loaded with rice hit another vehicle as a result of brake failure, one rammed into the fence up to the female hostel while the other trailer collapsed on another perimetre fence.
“As I speak, the injured ones are receiving and responding to treatment in the Government Hospital nearby, while the corpses have been buried according to Islamic rites”, she added.
Alhaja Olayiwola therefore condoled with the community over the death of their loved ones, urging drivers to take necessary precautions before driving, as this will avert such sad incidents.