By Suleiman Shehu/Ibadan
No fewer than five persons in a taxi were crushed to death by a fully loaded petrol tanker on Monday in Ibadan, Oyo state.
The accident happened at Celica area on new Ife-Ibadan Road, Egbeda Local Government Area..
Witnesses said the petrol tanker lost control, rammed into a Nissan Micra taxi and dragged all into a nearby ditch.
Uche Chukwurah, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Commander in the state, confirmed the incident in an interview with NAN on Monday.
She said five persons, comprising three male and two female adults, died in the accident.
She said that the accident involved two vehicles which included a fully loaded petroleum tanker and a Micra taxi car.
According to her, the tanker had a brake failure, lost control and rammed into the Micra car.
This led to the death of all passengers in the Micra car.
”The whole people inside the Micra car were crushed to death and nobody was rescued alive.
“The deceased have been deposited at the Adeoyo Hospital mortuary,” she said.
Chukwurah further said that men of the Fire Service were also at the scene to prevent fire outbrake in the area.