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Five dead, others injured in Oyo gas tanker accident



Five dead, others injured in Oyo gas tanker accident

No fewer than five persons have been killed and several others injured in an accident involving a gas truck in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

This comes barely 24 hours after an accident involving a truck and motorcycle, claimed three lives at the Total Garden area of Ibadan, just a few meters from the second gate of University College Hospital (UCH) around 8:00 am on Saturday.

Ripples Nigeria learnt that the accident, which occurred at about 9:00 am on Sunday at a popular herbs market in the Bode area of the city, was caused by a brake failure from the tanker which was fully loaded with domestic gas.

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The incident was confirmed by the Police spokesperson in the state, Adewale Osifeso.

He said, “The accident occurred as a result of a collision between a Coca-Cola Howoo truck with Reg No APP 696 XV and two motorcycles. The bodies of the victims have been deposited at the morgue.”

By Victor Uzoho…

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