No fewer than 5 individuals misplaced their lives on Monday in Ibadan, Oyo State, when a petroleum tanker crushed a taxicab within the Celica space of the Egbeda Local Government Area, alongside the Ibadan-Ife Expressway.
The accident was mentioned to have attributable to a brake failure, main each the tanker and Micra taxicab to plunge right into a river.
The Oyo State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Winifred Chukwura, who confirmed the incident to SaharaReporters, in Ibadan mentioned three males and two females misplaced their lives throughout the accident, including that their corpses had been deposited on the Adeoyo State Hospital.
According to her, the reason for the accident was a brake failure which led to the collision.
“The accident involved a Mark tanker fully loaded with Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) and a Micra.
“The incident occurred round seven o’clock this morning, our males in Egbeda Unit Command are on floor, and the our bodies of the victims have been deposited in a morgue.”
Officials of the hearth service and the FRSC had been on the scene pushing aside the hearth and controlling vehicular site visitors.
The Celica neighborhood urged the Federal Government to finish the continued street rehabilitation work on the Ibadan-Ile Ife Expressway, which had now lasted for over a yr.