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BRAKE FAILURE! Two dead, seven injured in Ibadan accident

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BRAKE FAILURE! Two dead, seven injured in Ibadan accident

A red colour articulated vehicle with no registration number coming from Challenge Area to Molete roundabout in Ibadan crushed two persons to death and injured seven others as a result of brake failure at about 7:45 am on Friday.

The articulated vehicle rammed into no fewer than six tricycles (Keke Napep), two Micra cars and two 14 seater buses at Molete motor park.

The Registration number of one of the 14 Seat buses is LUY 018 YT and that of Keke Napep is DDA 699 QQ while the number plate of other vehicles involved have been removed.

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An eyewitness, Mr Muideen Ajisuwon, said that he heard the motor boy of the articulated vehicle and the driver shouting that their vehicle had brake failure, as a result, people around started running helter-skelter.

Ajisuwon said a woman selling Ewedu and the driver of one of the Keke Napep was crushed to death while trying to escape.

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The eyewitness said that among the seven injured was a female serving National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member and a student who had his leg broken.

He said the injured and corpses have been taken to the hospital.

The people of the area called on Oyo State government to as a matter of urgency relocate the Molete motor park because it was preventing a free flow of traffic in the area.

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Mr. Seun Onijala, Oyo State Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) who confirmed the incident said he was yet to be briefed on the number of casualties involved in the accident.

(NAN)

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