A gas laden truck on Thursday, reportedly crushed three persons to death, while Five persons were injured and have been taken to hospital by officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps and Oyo State Fire Services.
Gathered report revealed the truck lost control when it crushed taxi cabs and motorcycles at the Mokola Roundabout, Ibadan.
The Director of Operations of the Oyo State Fire Services Mr. Ismail Adeleke, when contacted confirmed the accident.
He said the accident did not result in a fire outbreak but said his men rescued some victims at the scene.
Adeleke said: “Our men are still there. We rescued some victims.
“The accident was caused by speed violation and mechanical deficiency. The tanker crushed two taxi cabs and four motorcycles.
“The injured were rescued and taken to the University College Hospital Ibadan while the dead were taken to the mortuary at the Adeoyo Hospital.”
She advised motorists to ensure that their vehicles were in good condition before putting them on the road, especially during this festive season.