Osun varsity staff crushed to death by fallen container

A female staff member of the University of Ilesa has died in a tragic accident which occurred along the Ilesa-Ibodi road on Wednesday.

The accident, which occurred a few metres away from the main gate of the institution, led to panic among passersby who quickly swung into action to rescue the victim.

An eyewitness revealed that the victim had just concluded the day’s work and was headed home when the tragic accident occurred.

A senior staff member of the University of Ilesa, who craved anonymity while recounting the accident said, “The vehicle driven by our colleague was trapped under a container filled with cashew nuts being conveyed by a truck. She is feared dead.”

The accident also caused a significant traffic jam on the busy road as the fallen container and the vehicle involved blocked a part of the road, complicating rescue and recovery efforts.
Governor Adeleke, who was briefed about the development said, “authorities must find the owner of the said truck, the circumstances of the accident and the question of search and rescue after the accident.

“I have directed the Commissioner for Transportation to act on the matter, including an immediate visit to the scene of the accident, the University of Ilesa, the family of the deceased, as well as new regulations on the usage of the narrow roads by heavy duty trucks.”

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