With only a few minutes to ring within the new 12 months, 30 lives had been reportedly misplaced in a street accident on Monday evening close to Bola Ige Worldwide market alongside new Ife-Ibadan expressway, Gbagi, Ibadan, Oyo state capital.
In line with stories, the victims had been crushed to demise by an oncoming trailer from Iwo street axis which rammed into the business buses by the doorway of the market. The Gbagi accident which occurred round 11:45pm, led to heavy gridlock which noticed automobiles enroute Ife from Ibadan stranded for a number of hours.
Though, no eyewitness may say if the trailer suffered a brake failure or if the affected buses had been parked on the street, sources confirmed that solely two individuals initially survived the accident and many individuals had been taken to a close-by hospital whereas different passengers had been mentioned to have died instantly.
A Toyota Camry and Nissan Micra automobiles had been additionally mentioned to have been crushed by the trailer. Sources, nonetheless, hinted that lots of the victims included individuals going to church buildings for the cross-over service at Iyana-Agbala and Egbeda Space of the capital metropolis. Victims included a pregnant lady, merely recognized as Mrs. Funmilayo who was mentioned to be on her strategy to go to her In-laws; a driver of a bus recognized as ‘Orobo Baba Climate’; and plenty of others that might not be recognized as of the time of submitting this report.
Confirming the event, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Adekunle Ajisebutu, places the casualty determine at eleven, whereas one other report obtained from the workplace of the Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mrs Cecilia Alao, indicated that 12 individuals died on account of the incident and their corpses had been deposited on the morgue of Oyo State Specialist Hospital, Adeoyo. It famous that apart from 9 who died instantly on the scene, extra three individuals died on Tuesday morning out of the 10 injured victims who had been conveyed to Toun Specialist Hospital, Iwo street space for medical consideration.