*OSUN: Tragedy As Car Crushes Mother, Children, 1 Other To Death – Details*

*OSUN: Tragedy As Car Crushes Mother, Children, 1 Other To Death – Details*

It was harrowing as mother, her two children and one other person reportedly killed in a road crash that occurred in Ode-Omu town, Ayedaade Local Government Area of Osun State on Saturday, 18 May, 2024.

Information have it that 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 victims were said to have been returning from a vigil when the ugly incident occurred.

It was gathered that the vehicle involved was conveying students of the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

According to the report, 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.

Consequent upon 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.

One of the resident of Ode-Omun who wanted to be identified as Fatai, affirmed that the car involved in this fatal accident was travelling at top speed when it hit the victims who were returning from a vigil.

Tope Abiola, the Dean of Students Affairs at Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, 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.

Yemisi Opalola, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, 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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