The Oyo State Government, yesterday rescued some victims of an accident which occurred at about 4:37am involving two trailers that rammed into the Resettlement center, Akinyele Ibadan.
According to the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Alhaja Kafilat Olayiwola, the accident was as a result of brake failure which left two persons dead, while three who sustained varying degree of injuries, were quickly rescued and taken to a nearby Government hospital.
She said, “We received a call about the accident that happened at the Resettlement center and immediately we responded. When we got there, an eye witness told us that a trailer loaded with rice hit another vehicle as a result of brake failure, one rammed into the fence up to the female hostel while the other trailer collapsed on another perimeter fence.”
“As I speak, the injured ones are receiving and responding to treatment in the Government hospital, nearby while the corpses have been buried according to Islamic rites.”
While condoling with the community over the death of their loved ones, Alhaja Olayiwole also enjoined drivers to take necessary precautions before driving, as this will avert such sad incidents.