Two dead, others injured as trailer rams into Akinyele resettlement centre in Ibadan


No fewer than two people have died as a result of an accident that occurred at Akinyele resettlement centre in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

It was gathered that the accident occurred as a result of a brake failure.

Our correspondent gathered that about three people also sustained various degrees of injuries during the accident.

It was gathered that the victims have been rushed to the hospital.

Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Alhaja Kafilat Olayiwola, confirmed the incident.

She said that the accident involved two trailers.

Olayiwola condoled with the families of the victims.

She also enjoined drivers to take necessary precautions before driving, as this will avert such sad incidents.

She said that “We received a call about the accident that happened at the resettlement centre 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.”

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