Some 500-level Accounting students of Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso, Oyo State lost their lives in a fatal accident while returning from an excursion to Erin-Ijesa Waterfall in Osun State.
The incident occurred on Wednesday evening around Ilobu-Okinni-Osogbo in Osun State while they were returning from their visit to the waterfall.
The bus which conveyed the student caught fire while the cause of the accident is unknown as of the time of filing this report.
The school Public Relations Officer, Mr Lekan Fadeyin who confirmed the accident said lives was lost in the accident but could not confirm the numbers as he is yet to receive more information on the incident.
“I can confirm to you that there was an accident while some students passed on but I have not gotten the details of their identities,” the school spokesperson said.
In another tragic incident, One person died, and two others sustained injuries in an accident along the Ota-Idiroko road in Ogun State on Wednesday.
The crash, it was learnt, occurred around the Iju River bridge at about 07:20 a.m.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed that it involved an Iveco truck with registration number AAA969ZY, a Ford mini truck marked BDG340XZ and an unregistered Man Diesel truck.
Florence Okpe, the FRSC spokesperson in Ogun, said eight male adults were involved, adding that “two persons were injured and one person was killed from the multiple crash, while the remaining five were unhurt.”
Okpe disclosed that the injured victims had been taken to Ota General Hospital for medical attention, while the corpse was deposited at the morgue in Ifo General Hospital.
The suspected cause of the multiple crashes, the FRSC said, was a mechanical deficiency on one of the vehicles.
Meanwhile, the Sector Commander of the FRSC in Ogun, Anthony Uga, had advised motorists to always pay attention to their vehicles and correct any fault detected to avoid road crashes.