No fewer than five students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State sustained various degrees of injury while two others with a driver were burnt to death in a lone accident in Osun State.
The Nation gathered that the accident occurred along Osogbo/Ilobu road at Ojutu Bridge, Irepodun Local Government Area on Wednesday, September 27, around 10 p.m.
A source disclosed that the driver wanted to maneuver a group of people who suddenly crossed the road which led to him losing control of the wheel.
The commercial Mazda bus veered off the road, crashed into a ditch, and caught fire.
Speaking with the head of operations, Osun Ambulance Scheme, Elizabeth Arowosafe, confirmed the incident, saying, “Our team was informed of the accident but unfortunately, before our arrival two of them have been burnt into ashes, we rescued six others.
“One of them told us that they are students of LAUTECH coming from an excursion at Erin Ijesa waterfall, she identified the other victims.”
Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Osun State Command, Agnes Ogungbemi, confirmed that another victim died, saying others were receiving treatment at Osun State University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo.
She noted that the Sector Commander, Henry Benamaisia cautioned motorists to drive cautiously.