A total of seven people lost their lives Wednesday morning while 19 others were injured in a lone accident that occurred around the Badeku area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
The lone accident, which involved a truck with registration number, OYO: NRK 312 YR, occurred about 7.00 a.m at Badeku Junction on Ibadan-Ile-Ife Road.
A witness, Tunde Lateef, told the News Agency of Nigeria at the scene of the accident that the truck, carrying dozens of construction workers, was on speed going toward Ikire Road, when another truck, coming out of Badeku Village, crossed the express road.
Lateef said that an attempt made by the driver of the crashed truck to avoid collision caused it to somersault, thus flinging the people on board into different directions.
NAN reports that men of the Nigerian Police and FRSC who arrived at the scene of the accident assisted in carrying the victims to hospitals.
The Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps in Oyo State, Unche Chukwurah, confirmed the accident in a telephone interview with NAN.
Chukwurah said the truck involved in the accident carried 26 labourers that were going for construction in the area.
“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 have been taken to ASBON Hospital at Gbagi area for treatment, while the dead bodies of the seven had been collected by their relatives for burial,” she added.
Source: African Housing News