No fewer than five people were crushed to death by a fully loaded petrol tanker on Monday at Celica area on new Ife-Ibadan road, Egbeda Local Government Area of Oyo State.
The petroleum tanker lost control, rammed into a Micra car and plunged into a nearby ditch with the Micra car.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Commander in the state, Mrs Uche Chukwurah, confirmed the incident in an interview with NEWSMEN today.
She described the accident as fatal, resulting in the death of five people, three male and two female adults.
Chukwurah said the accident involved two vehicles which included a Micra taxi car and a fully loaded petroleum tanker.
According to her, the tanker had a brake failure, lost control and rammed into the Micra car leading 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 has 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 any outbreak in the area.