Box culvert collapse injures two in Osun


Two residents of Iragbiji have been injured as a result of a box culvert which caved in Oke-Osun area of the town on Wednesday.

It was gathered that the incident occurred on Wednesday, August 31.

It was gathered that a commercial motorcyclist and his female passenger were negotiating the culvert at the time of its collapse.

The motorcyclist and his passenger were, however, rescued and rushed to a nearby medical facility for treatment.

Confirming the incident, Adeleke Kehinde, the Acting Public Relations Officer of the Osun Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) stated that the female passenger sustained severe fracture of the leg while the motorcyclist was also injured.

She also stated that the area around the bridge has been cordoned-off to prevent further accidents.

Meanwhile, the Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba Abdulrasheed Ayotunde Olabomi has expressed sadness at the incident.

The traditional ruler, who urged road users to avoid the road pending the time the culvert will be fixed, also thanked the State government for its earlier promise to fix some of the bad roads in the town in the interest of the people.

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