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Ibadan Auto Crash: 1 Killed, 15 Pupils Injured

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May 17, 2012 – Ibadan Auto Crash: 1 Killed, 15 Pupils Injured

A fatal road accident that happened yesterday in Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria has claimed one.

15 pupils of Summit Comprehensive College and Mary Group of Schools were injured.

The pupils and the driver, who is said to be in a critical condition, are on admission at St. Mary’s Catholic Hospital, Eleta.

It was learnt that the commercial bus, marked Lagos XG 754 LSD, was taking the pupils to school about 7:30am, when the vehicle’s brake failed near Ogbere Bridge.

According to eyewitnesses, the driver swerved into a make-shift cement shop to avoid plunging into the river.

Blood stained books and other items belonging to the pupils littered the scene.

The Coordinator of the Ibadan Catholic Health Mission, Rev. Father Clement Emerue, said the pupils are responding to treatment. He said the conductor was brought to the hospital dead.

The state government commiserated with the parents of the deceased and the pupils.

It also said it would pay their medical bills.

House of Assembly Speaker Mrs. Monsurat Sunmonu; Commissioner for Health Muyiwa Gbadegesin; and the Chairman of the Hospitals Management Board, Alhaji Olaide Abass, visited the victims in the hospital yesterday.

Describing the incident as “unfortunate”, the government officials thanked God that the children were not killed in the accident.



  1. Oladeji Bobby.

    May 17, 2012 at 4:22 AM

    The accident is true but i can advise the govt of Oyo state to mobilise teams of V.I.O to Olomi area motor park for the thorougly inspection of their vechile there, most especialy the vechiles along Olomi area to Ayegun Olunde where the incident occured. Some of them are using ordinary water and detergent to represent brake fluid to their vechiles and also drank dry gin with drugs like helms before they take off in any trips.
    Also the Traffic W at Olomi junction to make sure that all those commercial vechiles are no more parked beside the main road again but at their garage presented by the Oyo state govt.
    The life of the perssangers are not much valued by those drivers and the vechile’s owners. Labass.

  2. amos joy

    May 18, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    may de good lord heal them.

  3. amos joy

    May 18, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    may dey lord heal them.

  4. lamidi

    May 18, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    Something urgent need to be done very fast by the VIO and all concerned in checking all the vehicle plying olomi-ayegun road before they ruin the life of the people in the area.Brake failure has become peculiar incidence on that road.Could you believe it that the second day of the incidence another brake failure occur at Arogo area very close to last one,it was God doing that directed that motor to a block industry which destroyed about 3 rings,another one today at Aba epo which involve motor that ran into a shop which kill one.state government need to do something urgent instead of waiting to pay for victims hospital bill.

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