Bus collides with tricycle conveying students in Osogbo, five dead, others injured

BY TIMOTHY AGBOR

No fewer than five persons have been confirmed dead in a fatal road accident that occured in Osogbo, capital of Osun State on Tuesday.

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

About four students and one other person were said to have died in the crash, while others sustained injuries.

Meanwhile, Governor Ademola Adeleke said he is deeply hurt by the news of the death of some school students and another citizen from the fatal accident.

Responding to the incident in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, 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.

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“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,” Governor Adeleke noted.

“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 statement quoted the governor.

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