Jan 7, 2013 – Odo Oba Village Ogbomoso-Oyo-Ibadan Auto Crash Killed 15
No fewer than 15 persons lost their lives in a multiple auto crash along Ogbomoso-Oyo-Ibadan road on Sunday morning. The accident which specifically occurred at Odo-Oba village few kilometres to Ogbomoso, according to eyewitnesses involved a fully loaded petroleum tanker coming from Oyo/Ibadan end road and an 18-seater commercial bus coming from Ilorin/Ogbomoso.
The tanker was said to have collided with the commercial bus at a sharp bend along Odo-Oba village, resulting in the auto crash. The eye-witnesses added that the impact of the collision made the tanker to upturn and spill its inflammable cargo which eventually led to an explosion. The explosion was compounded as another fully loaded tanker had broken down at the same scene for the past one week. The driver of the commercial bus, the eyewitness added, lost control of the vehicle and the passengers were flung out of the vehicle. Only three of the passengers were lucky to escape.
The dead bodies of the victims of the accident were later taken to Bowen University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso. As a result of the accident, there was heavy traffic jam along the Ibadan/Ogbomoso/Oyo expressway. Men of the State Fire Service, police, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) had hectic time controlling the traffic.
Officers of the Nigerian Army and the National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) were also on hand to join in the rescue operation and ensured that the property of the victims were not stolen by hoodlums. The spokesman of NEMA in the South-West, Alhaji Ibrahim Farinloye described the accident as very unfortunate, adding that the scene had to be cordoned off and traffic diverted to another routes around the area. As at the time of filing this report, men of the FRSC were still struggling at the scene controlling traffic.
[Daily Sun Report]
January 7, 2013 at 5:26 AM
na wa o
January 7, 2013 at 11:43 AM
Young lives are wasted every hour, day, week, month and year on a motor accident due to reckless driving by unqualified drivers, bad roads full of pot holes, no lights, broken cars littering the roads etc. Federal Government put all this problems in order as soon as possible. Save the future generation. Thank you
January 7, 2013 at 2:27 PM
God will comfort the family of the dead
July 3, 2013 at 9:38 AM
haaa! Oga o accident every day,year,month, week, god come and settle it oo, haa!na wa o
June 12, 2022 at 10:24 PM
All the blame is on federal government for not providing good road stealing billion everyday.
life is losing everyday I was there is on 10 to 11, June, 2022.. sure we will arrange the meeting one day make God judge