Several feared killed in gas truck accident in Ibadan

Several people were on Thursday feared dead at Mokola Roundabout in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital after the break of a gas truck failed.

Eyewitness account has it that at least 20 persons were feared dead.

The casualty figure has not been officially confirmed.

It was gathered that the gas truck having difficulty ascending a bridge had brakes failure.

The driver of the truck was said to have tried to manoeuvre to the side of the bridge in the process killing several people.

An eyewitness said, “No fewer than 20 people have been killed already. The truck’s brakes failed and it killed them all. The victims were commercial drivers and motorcycle operators.

“The police are here now. They are controlling traffic already. They are evacuating the corpses already.”

The police spokesperson in the state, DSP Adewale Osifeso, said they had heard about the accident but that he did not have the details.

Osifeso, however, promised to provide the details later.

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