Truck falls off bridge, kills eight with several injured

Eight persons have lost their lives when A truck conveying kegs of palm oil and 61 passengers, ascending a bridge along Osogbo/Gbongan Road, lost control and fell into a drainage.

The accident which occurred around 1.20am left 36 passengers injured with many kegs of palm oil destroyed.

The truck was said to be ascending November 27 Bridge, heading towards Ofatedo town, when the driver lost control.

Reacting to the incident, Osun Sector Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps, Agnes Ogungbemi, said the accident was caused by overloading.

She said the vehicle was ascending the bridge when it started moving backwards and lost control.

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“The vehicle fell sideways into the side drainage, throwing the jerry cans over the passengers and killing some of them in the process.

“Probable cause of the accident is overloading. 36 people were injured. Eight people died and the truck had 61 people on board.

She disclosed that,“The injured victims were taken to Osun State University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo and Asubiaro State Hospital, Osogbo. The dead victims are being taken to a mortuary

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