How Trailer Crushes Pregnant Woman, teenager 20 Others few Minutes to New Year in Ibadan

A pregnant woman, many teenagers and many others who were going for cross over night in their church at agbala-itura area of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital were crushed to death by a trailer at the second gate, Gbagi Tuntun market, along Ife-Ibadan road, around 15min to 12am on Monday.

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed that people were killed in the incident.

The incident according to eyewitnesses and the FRSC boss occurred at 11:45pm, which was said to included people going to churches for cross over night at Iyana-agbala and egbeda area of the city respectively.

Eyewitness accounts revealed that a bus belonging to one ‘Orobo baba welder’ had loaded passanger at the spot and when it was about to embark on its journey, a trailer enroute iwo-road from Ife axis crossed the road and wrecked the havoc.

The motor boy of the bus,  Waris Olatunde who spoke with Ekotrust said he narrowly escaped the incident because the driver of the vehicle (orobo baba welder) had paid him N200 and asked him to go. “it was only God that saved me. Usually,  I used to collect money for him from the passengers before he leaves the park but in this case he said since it was late already,  I should take N200 and leave. He told me that he would collect the money himself on the road. The man just closed the side door of the vehicle and before he enters from the driver side,  the trailer had cross to this side and killed everyone in the vehicle. Even a Camry and micro were also crushed,” he said.

A neighbor of a pregnant woman who was also a victim, Mrs. Iseoluwa Opeyemi who was weeping uncontrollably told our correspondent that the woman popularly called Funmi-iya-Funmilayo was on her way to her mother in-law’s house at iyana agbala when the incident happened.

She said:” mama Funmi was very hardworking woman.  They just moved to their new house last Saturday and she died last night. She came to our house and told us she was going to her mother in-law’s house, not know that she was going to die. Her only survival son in the crash is now at hospital. I was there this morning and the boy is recuperating, though his head was partially damaged. I pray the little boy survive this.”

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