8 feared burnt to death in Ife-Ibadan road crash

8 feared burnt to death in Ife-Ibadan road crash
Ife Ibadan petrol tanker accident

 

 

 

About eight persons were feared burnt to death onon Thursday afternoon in a motor accident along Ife-Ibadan dual carriage way.

 

The accident which reportedly involved four vehicles, occured at Alasape Prayer Ground few kilometers from Ikire, the headquarters of Irewole Local Government Area of Osun State at about 4.30 pm.

 

A petrol tanker, two articulated trucks carrying cement and a commercial bus were involved in rhe auto crash which caused a traffic gridlock for hours on the busy road.

 

An eye witness, Segun Oredele, said the  commercial bus coming from Ile-Ife to Ibadan crashed into the two trucks and the petrol-laden tanker before they all went up in flame.

 

The eye witness, travelling from Ado-Ekiti to Lagos in a public transport, the two trucks and the petrol tanker were already locked in an accident before the driver of the commercial bus on top speed rammed into them.

 

It was gathered that many passengers of the bus lost their lives, while the drivers of the trucks reportedly escaped from the scene of the accident.

 

Meanwhile, some of the survivors but with varying degrees of injury were said to have rushed to an unknown hospital by the ambulances belonging to the Osun State government and the FRSC.

 

Also, the police was said to have cordoned off the spot while the men of the FRSC were controlling and diverting vehicles to the other lane of the express way.

 

However, casuality figure was not  confirmed by our correspondent as no officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) could be reached to speak on the accident.