A tipper loaded with sand has reportedly crushed four persons to death and injured 10 others after it suffered break failure along Moniya-Iseyin, Road, Ibadan, on Saturday.
The victims include a motorcycle operator, a woman, an underage boy and a trader at the Moniya Butcher market.
Five motorcycles and three tricycles were also said to have been destroyed in the accident.
It was gathered that while all the victims met their misfortune at the point of doing business, the underage boy was said to be on errand to purchase vegetables at the market.
The woman allegedly died while being rushed to the hospital by members of the public who stormed the scene of the accident, the other victims died before the dust settled.
The driver of the tipper was said to have escaped from the scene of the incident unhurt.
According to a source, the driver was seen struggling to gain control of the truck, which was suspected to have left a tipper garage within the Moniya axis with the load of sand, but the bad situation of the road did not help matters.
However, the Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo State Command, SP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said two people were confirmed dead and their corpses had been deposited at the State Hospital, Mortuary, Ringroad, Ibadan, for autopsy.
“The erring driver has been arrested, and the accident vehicle recovered to the station for VIO inspection. Investigation is ongoing,” Ajisebutu added.