Two die, others injured as tanker crushes six vehicles in Ibadan
Two persons on Thursday died as a truck laden with gas lost control and crushed two taxi cabs and four motorcycles in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The accident occurred at the Mokola Roundabout around 12noon.
Five persons who were crushed by the tanker were said to have been rescued alive and taken to hospital by officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps and Oyo State Fire Services.
The tanker was said to have suffered brake failure but some said the crash was a result of overspeeding.
Residents of the area said the tanker lost control and crushed a taxi and three motorcycles on its path before it stopped.
One of the traders close to the scene of the accident said more lives would have been lost had the tanker had crashed into the filling station close to the scene.