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Monday, 24 July 2017

Ife-Ibadan Car Crash resulted to death of 10 people

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No fewer than 10 people died in an accident on  the Ife-Ibadan express way on Sunday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The Police Public Relations  Officer in Osun, DSP  Folashade Odoro, confirmed the incident in a statement in Osogbo.

Odoro said six females and four males lost their lives in the accident which occurred at 12 pm.



She also said that two males sustained serious injuries, adding that they were receiving treatment at Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTHC),  Ile-Ife,

Odoro  said the accident involved a Toyota Hiace bus marked  MUS 702 XZ and a Iveco Tanker  with number plate YNF 327 XA.

The spokesperson;said the bus was coming from Ore in Ondo State  and  heading to Ibadan before  it rammed into a tanker attempting  to make a U-turn on the expressway.

The tanker was said to be conveying petrol and the collision resulted in an explosion.

Odoro said that the corpses had been deposited at  the morgue of  OAUTHC for autopsy while  efforts were  ongoing to remove the  vehicles from the scene  of the accident.



The police spokesperson, who identified  the  bus driver as Najimu Akanni, added  that the  name of the tanker driver had yet to be ascertained.

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