By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan
Three persons were crushed to death while four others sustained serious injuries on Thursday as a truck conveying gas lost control.
The fatal accident, according to an eye-witness account, involved a gas tanker (richbam) with registration number: MAP810YY and two Micra cars and four motorcycles.
An eye witness, who spoke with WESTERNPOST said the cause of the accident was as a result of brake failure.
The General Manager of Oyo State Road Transport Management Agency, Ayoade Adeoye, confirmed that three persons out of the four rescued have lost their lives.
He said the persons involved were mostly motorcyclists, adding that about four of the affected persons survived the incident and have been taken to the hospital for intensive care.
“The rescue operations were done by OYRTMA in collaboration with the Nigeria Police, Road Safety, Civil Defence and Operation Burst.
“The vehicles involved had been removed from the road and were towed to Mokola police station for further investigation,” he said.