Six persons including two females were killed on Sunday in an auto-crash at Abuduka area of Suurulere North Local Council Development Area (LCDA.)
However the accident involved a new truck, which is said to belong to a business tycoon and a commercial Mazda bus. Confirming the accident, the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, Gbenga Fadeyi (SP), said ten other persons were also seriously injured and were rushed to Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH).
He also said that the remains of the dead had been deposited at the morgue of LAUTEC Teaching Hospital.
However the incident reportedly happened in the morning when the truck brake system failed and rammed into a bus with registration number ABJ 14 XN going to Ilorin.
According to an eye witness, “the bus driver
tried, but could not escape the accident. I am not sure if any of the passengers
in the bus can survive, though not all are dead, the ones alive are in coma.
He concluded with “When people tried to
apprehend the truck driver, he brought out a knife and threatened to stab
anybody who dared move closer. He later took to his heels”, said the witness.