Mother, two children die in Osun auto crash


Osun State

A mother, her two children and one other person have been killed in a road crash in Osun State. 

The accident reportedly occurred in Ode-Omu town, Ayedaade local government area of the state on Saturday.

The victims, including the rider, were on a motorcycle when a car heading towards Ibadan from the Osogbo end of the road rammed into them around 6 am.

The vehicle involved was said to be conveying students of the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

The victims were travelling to Oogi, a neighbouring community, when the vehicle coming from the opposite direction lost control around Obada market and rammed into the motorcycle carrying them.

Angered by the death of the victims, an angry mob descended on the occupants of the vehicle and seized two of them while one escaped from the scene.

A resident, who wanted to be identified as Fatai, said the car involved was travelling at top speed when it hit the victims who were returning from a vigil.

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Meanwhile, the Dean of Students Affairs at Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Tope Abiola, calling for calm, revealed that the occupants attacked by the angry mob were students of the institution.

The Osun State Police Command has also confirmed the incident.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, said, “The vehicle suddenly ran into a bump and lost control.

“It hit a motorcycle and four people it conveyed reportedly died. The accident involved a car and motorcycle in Obada road, Odeomu.

“The burnt vehicle’s registration number is BDG 481JD (Lagos). The driver escaped immediately when the accident happened.

“After much appealing to the angry mob, they set ablaze the remaining two occupants of the vehicle.

“The police were able to quench the fire, rescue the occupants and transfer them to hospital in Osogbo. Normalcy has returned to the area.”

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