BREAKING: Gas Tanker Crushes Taxi Loaded With Passengers, Motorcycles In Ibadan
Two persons were on Thursday crushed to death in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital by a gas-ladden tanker which crashed into some vehicles including a taxi loaded with passengers.
Five of the passengers were also said to have been injured in the crash.
THE WHISTLER gathered that the accident which happened around 12:30pm was as a result of brake failure on the part of the tanker.
Residents of the area said the tanker lost control and crushed a taxi and three motorcycles on its path before it stopped.
The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Oyo State, Uche Chukwurah, when contacted said two persons died in the crash and five were injured.
She said, ” The accident was caused by speed violation and mechanical deficiency. The tanker crushed two taxi cabs and four motorcycles.
“The injured were rescued and taken to the UCH ( University College Hospital Ibadan while the dead were taken to the mortuary at the Adeoyo Hospital.”