Again, Many feared dead as two trucks crash in Adekunle Ajasin University

A truck carrying a petroleum product on Friday crashed into another stationary trailer near the main gate of the Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko in Ondo state.

The truck immediately burst into flame,with some people caught in the accident.

It was gathered that a cement carrying truck which was descending the hilly part of the University Community had  brake failure, ran into a broken down  truck conveying gift items and fish. 

The incident happened exactly 4pm on Friday 11 December 2020.

An eyewitness told Newsmen that “infact the trailer carrying petrol just lost control, may be it had a brake failure. It crashed into another truck and killed some people. Everywhere around the University gate is burning now.

A Source disclosed that three people were trapped in the accident.

The source said it was a lucky day for the community, as the huge fire narrowly missed hitting a petrol station by the University and other residential buildings.

An eyewitness said valuable items worth millions of Naira were gutted in the conflagration.

Prominent indigenes of Akungba Akoko are appealing to both the Federal and State Government to intervene in the incessant road accidents in their University Community.

"The main road in Akungba needs urgent dual carriage way like what is obtaining in Ikare,  to accommodate the deluge of traffic in the fast growing settlement" said the Alale of Akungba, Kabiyesi Oba Isaac Sunday Adeyeye, Ajimo III.

The Honourable Commissioner for Agriculture, Otunba Gboyega Adefarati believes that the Report from the Safety Committee in Akungba set up by the Governor after the dastardly road mishap of October 31 which claimed dozens of lives, would find necessary panacea to the scourge of accidents in the area.

The Federal  Road Safety Commission,  FRSC, when contacted by the Akinrogun of Akungba Kingdom, Chief Alaba Yusuf, lamented the slow pace on the part of government to implement the Commission's safety engineering road map recommendation.

"The corridor is well covered in our safety network both from Oka and Ikare axis where we have functional offices. But the hitch lies in the absence of finances for equipment and other logistics" stated an impeccable source close to FRSC top echelon.

Details later...

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