Truck loses control and plows into Ibadan market, Five people were killed and several
others injured after a truck plowed into a local market in the state capital, Police in
Oyo State on Sunday confirmed. An unspecified number of persons were injured in
the accident which involved the gas-laden truck and a tricycle at Bode market in the
Molete area of the city.
Police said that bodies of the victims were deposited at a morgue, adding that effort
was on to evacuate other vehicles that were also affected, and to ascertain the
identities of the deceased.
A fully loaded gas tanker, which was said to have been coming from Idi-Arere, lost
control and swerved into the market.
Police spokesman Adewale Osifeso said there was a collaboration with the fire service
to avoid a fire outbreak at the scene, adding that the situation was under control.