Pandemonium broke out in Mokola Roundabout area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Thursday as a truck laden with cooking gas crushed three persons to death while four others were injured.
The fatal accident, according to the Executive Chairman of the Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA), Akin Fagbemi said the accident occurred at 11:20am involving a gas tank belonging to company called Richbam with registration number: MAP-810-YY, two Nissan Micra cars and four motorcycles.
According to Fagbemi, the accident was as a result of brake failure.
He said “immediately the accident occurred, OYRTMA officials rescued three victims and were quickly rushed to UCH, why two people were removed from the trap of truck and the corpses had been deposited at Adeoyo Hospital morgue.
“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.”