A woman and two of her grandchildren were among five persons who were on Sunday crushed to death at Akungba Akoko, in Akoko South Local Government Area of Ondo state.
According to reports, an eyewitness who identified himself as Ayodele Idowu confirmed that the accident was caused by a careless truck driver.
Mr. Idowu said that the truck driver, who was traveling from the Ikare axis of the road, lost control of the wheels.
“The driver of the truck lost control and rammed into the traders doing business by the roadside in the Ibaka market.
“Sadly, it was a black Sunday for us here in Akungba Akoko because people who were really affected are local traders” .
He added that the casualties would have been more had the students of the Adekunle Ajasin Varsity been in session.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ondo state confirmed the accident on Sunday.
Mr. Jack Vincent, Sector Commander of the Corps said that five persons who were injured in the accident had been rushed to the Specialists Hospital in Ikare Akoko.
Mr. Vincent noted that two other persons injured in the accident were taken to the same hospital for different treatments.
He confirmed that the accident was caused by a truck with Registration No LSD 509 XM.
“The reckless driver rammed into some of the traders after his brake failed and he killed five persons on that spot. “Although, our officers have dumped the remains of the deceased at the morgue of the State Hospital in Ikare Akoko.
“And those who also sustained injuries are currently being treated at the same hospital for different injuries”, he added. Similarly, at least seven persons were confirmed dead in a road accident on the Ore, Lagos road.
The accident involves a 4matic Mercedez Benz Jeep with Registration number EPE 144 EW and a Toyota Carina with Registration number KTP 580 RG. SaharaReporters learned that the drivers were traveling from Igbotako in Okitipupa Local Government, heading to Lagos state when the crash occurred.
Lekki wife arrested for torturing maid, locking her in toilet
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a fashion designer, Bisi Olukayode, for allegedly torturing her maid, Anjuah Sunday, aka Titi, at her residence in the Lekki area of the state.
The Togolese, who arrived in Lagos with her grandmother, was allegedly renamed Titi and handed over to the Olukayodes by an agent.
Young Man Saved From Killing Himself After
A man has been saved from death after his friends spotted him hanging from a rope as he tried to take his own life.
A Nigerian man has been saved from the clutches of death after he tried to take his own life in Hadejia Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
The incident which happened recently was as a result of alleged quarrel with his girlfriend. He was rescued by his neighbours who spotted him hanging from a rope. He was later given medical treatment.
Man High On Drugs Kills Himself After Hacking His Brother’s Neck (Graphic Photos)
A man seriously injured his own brother during a bloody fight in a village in Sumaila Local Government Area of Kano state in a village in Magami, Sansani.
According to reports, the brothers who were intoxicated by hard drugs engaged in a fight – with one of them hacking the other’s neck with a machete.
Report has it that the man who cut his brother’s neck – also killed himself before the arrival of police authorities while the wounded was rushed to the hospital for treatment.