Eight passengers die as truck falls sideways of bridge in Osun
Eight persons have lost their lives in a truck accident that occurred on November 27 Interchange Bridge, in Osogbo, Osun State after the driver lost control due to overloading.
The fatal accident was said to have happened around 1:20 am on Saturday morning.
It was gathered that the Volvo FL7 truck with registration number KMC 35 ZJ was climbing the bridge when the driver lost control due to probably overloading.
The truck which was conveying palm oil and Kola nut to the north reportedly had 61 passengers with the driver on board.
According to DAILY POST, the Osun State Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps, Kudirat Ibrahim, who was at the scene of the accident said the injured passengers have been taken to Osun State Teaching Hospital and Asubisro General hospital in Osogbo.
Ibrahim said “the vehicle which was heavily loaded with Jerry cans of palm oil and over 60 passengers was trying to ascend the ramp but started rolling backwards and lost control. It fell sideways into the side drainage, throwing off the jerry cans over the passengers and killed some in the process.”
She added that the eight dead passengers have been taken to the mortuary.
She called on road users to be conscious always and obey traffic regulations to avoid being caught in accidents that could lead to loss of lives and property.
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