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Five Feared Dead in Osun Auto Accident

by Silverbird News24

No fewer than five persons have been confirmed dead while others are said to be injured in an early morning accident that occurred at the front of WOCDIF Events Centre, Ring Road, in Osogbo, Osun state capital.

It was reported that the fatal accident involved a commercial bus and tricycle, which are now damaged beyond repair.

Preliminary information gathered that school children and the tricyclist died on the spot.

Security operatives and other road users around the area, joined in the rescue efforts.

According to An eyewitness, the 18 passenger bus coming from the stadium left its lane to crush the Tricycle and Motorcycle coming from the Lameco area. The cause of the accident yet to be ascertained.

Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State is deeply hurt by the news of the death of some school students and another citizen from a fatal accident that occured in Osogbo, the Osun state capital, in the early hours of today (Tuesday).

A bus and a tricycle conveying students was reported to have collided at the front of WOCDIF in the Ring road area of Osogbo, causing the unfortunate loss of lives and severe injuries to some others.

Responding to the incident, Governor Adeleke expressed deep pain at the disturbing event, conveying the heartfelt sympathy of the Government and the people of Osun state to the families of those touched by the incident.

Governor Adeleke reiterated the call on users of road to exercise caution and adhere strictly to safety guidance on roads, saying the State Government under him will work with relevant authorities to make our road more safer for road users.

While commending the state’s emergency service for the swiftness in responding to mishap as the current incident, the Governor declared the willingness of his administration to continue to pursue efforts to guide against an experience like this.

“I am distraught to hear about the terrible accident that resulted in the death of five people in Osogbo due to a fatal accident while five other people sustained injuries of varying degrees. It is really painful for me, and I want to use this avenue to commiserate with the families of the deceased”

“It is my prayer that God Almighty repose their souls and give their loved ones the fortitude to bear the irreparable losses occasioned by their death. As a government, we will give the needed support to the injured and pray for their quick recoveries”, the Governor noted.

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