James Sowole in Akure
Four students of the Federal University of Technology Akure, (FUTA)yesterday lost their lives in an accident at Ibule, in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State on their way Ibadan for a religious programme.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for Ondo State, Femi Joseph who confirmed the incident said preliminary investigation revealed that the accident involved a Hiace bus conveying the students and an Okada rider.
Joseph said the accident happened when the Hiace bus which was on top speed, somersaulted several times after trying to manouver its way when an Okada rider suddenly bumped into the Akure-Ilesha highway.
He said policemen and FRSC officials quickly responded to the incident and rushed the injured to the hospital, adding that the four corpses have been deposited at the morgue.
FUTA Student Union Public Relations Officer, Segun Oladele who also confirmed the deaths, said the injured are responding to treatment while they are still trying to get the identity of the dead students. He said the management of the institution was already aware of the accident.