Truck crushes 3 to death in Ibadan



Three people were Wednesday morning crushed to death by a loaded with Coca-Cola products at the Total Garden area of Ibadan, Oyo State.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that victims of the accident were a commercial motorcyclist and his two passengers.A witness, Mr Joel Idowu, told NAN   fully-loaded killed the victims in front of the Bovas Filling while the cyclist was trying to overtake the .Idowu said that some angry youths and motorcyclists at the scene attempted to set the truck ablaze.

 He said they were prevented by the security operatives who were shooting sporadically into the air to scare .However, normalcy had since returned to the area, as police personnel had towed the to their office, while remains of the victims had been moved to the morgue.When contacted, Mrs Uche Chukwurah, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with NAN.

Chukwurah said that five people were involved in the accident, with three confirmed dead, and two others injured.She attributed the likely cause of the accident to brake failure the part of the .Chukwurah said injured persons were receiving treatment at the University Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, while the dead had been deposited at the morgue of the same hospital.(NAN)