Bus conductor killed in Ibadan auto-accident

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A bus conductor was killed while three other persons were seriously injured in an accident in Ibadan on Monday, NAN reports.

The accident, which occurred at Idi-Arere in the early hours, involved the lone bus marked Lagos XA 401 LRG.

An eye witness, Mr Wole Adeniji, told NAN that the vehicle had struck a street light pole and caught fire while the driver was trying to avoid hitting a child.

He said three occupants of the bus were rescued while the conductor was trapped in the burning vehicle.

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“The bus conductor identified as Tayo was trapped in the bus and could not be rescued when the fire started.

“The driver was trying to avoid hitting a child who unexpectedly crossed the road and rammed into a pole, somersaulted and caught fire.

“The three other occupants in the bus was an elderly woman, a child and a driver while the bus was loaded with household utensils,” Adeniji said.

Calls made to the spokes person of the Oyo State Police Command, Mrs Olabisi Clet-Ilobanafor, were not picked. She also did not respond to the text sent to her phone.