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Five persons killed as truck rams into Ibadan market

Segun Showunmi in Ibadan

There was calamity recorded on Sunday at Bode market, Molete, Ibadan,Oyo State Capital following accident involving fully loaded gas tanker and motorcycle  causing death of five persons and number of others sustaining injuries.

Penpushing reports that, the driver of the truck said to be coming from Idi Arere area of the town lost control and rammed into the market, killing  five persons  on the spot, while as at the time of filing this report corpses had being deposited in the morgue

The Oyo State  Police Command  Public Relations Officers , Adewale Osifeso, confirmed the sad incident in a statement made available to journalists, adding that the injured were evacuated to hospital for treatment

Penpushing further reports that, as at the time of this report, Osifeso said effort to evacuate accidented vehicles was in progress as well as investigation  to ascertain identities of the those killed in the crash

The police spokesman disclosed that the situation is under control and that further development will be communicated soon, adding the collaborative efforts of the fire service successfully managed the situation to ensure there was no fire outbreak

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