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Two Killed As Tanker Crushes Vehicles In Ibadan

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Two persons have died after a truck laden with gas lost control and crushed two taxi cabs and four motorcycles in Ibadan.

The accident occurred at the Mokola Roundabout around 12noon on Thursday.

The tanker was said to have suffered brake failure but some said the crash was a result of overspeeding.

The Director of Operations of the Oyo State Fire Services Mr Ismail Adeleke, when contacted confirmed the incident said the accident did not result in a fire outbreak but said his men rescued some victims at the scene.

Adeleke said, “Our men are still there. We rescued some victims.”

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Oyo State, Uche Chukwurah, also confirmed the accident.

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She said two persons died in the crash and five were injured.

She said, “The accident was caused by speed violation and mechanical deficiency. The tanker crushed two taxi cabs and four motorcycles.

“The injured were rescued and taken to the University College Hospital Ibadan while the dead were taken to the mortuary at the Adeoyo Hospital.”

She advised motorists to ensure that their vehicles were in good condition before putting them on the road, especially during this festive season.

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