September 28, 2023

Two LAUTECH students, driver burnt to death in Osun road accident



By Shina Abubakar, Osogbo

Two final year students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, Oyo state, have died in a fatal accident in Osun state, on Wednesday.

The driver of the 18-seater bus, which caught fire at Ojutu area of Ilobu, Irepodun Local Government Area of the state, was also killed in the accident.

Eyewitnesses disclosed that the Mazda bus burst into flame on speed and the three victims were burnt to death on the spot, while five others sustained various burnt injuries.

Confirming the incident on Thursday, the Osun Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corp, FRSC, Agnes Ogungbemi said the incident was due to speed limit violation and loss of control.

She added that some of the injured victims were taken to Uniosun Teaching Hospital in Osogbo, while others have been taken to a private hospital in the town.

She added that the three mobile phones recovered at the scene were handed over to the police.

The Sector Commander, Henry Benamaisia, urged motorists to drive carefully on public highways to avoid unnecessary death.