Tuesday, 9 February 2016

SEE PHOTOS: Some students of Ibadan poly involved in a ghastly motor accident along Oyo - Ibadan express way.

A dark cloud hovered above students of a department in the popular Polytechnic of Ibadan with several lives lost in a fatal road accident.A ghastly motor accident has claimed the lives of 14 students of The Polytechnic, Ibadan according
to wide reports from the students of the school.

The accident occurred at about 6pm on Monday, 8th of January along Oyo/Ibadan Expressway. The accident involved a Hummer Bus of the Quantity Surveying Department of the institution which was conveying some students and staff of the department to Oyo state on an academic trip.

It was gathered that the tyre of the 18- seater bus burst in motion and the bus somersaulted. A conflicting figure of passengers reportedly died on the spot while others gave up the ghost later at the Adeoyo State hospital where they were rushed to for urgent medical attention.

Other victims were rushed to the Oyo Town General Hospital for treatment. New Telegraph however quoted the Public Relations Officer, of the insitution, Mr Soladoye Adewole, as saying:

“I just got the news not quite long. We have not been able to ascertain the number of deaths, but we have actually recorded some deaths. Our Director of Medical Services and Registrar Mr Ezekiel Fehintola have gone to the scene. We have not been given full details of the incident”
Every school activities has been suspended till next week. One of the Student Union leaders took to his Facebook page to share this message below:

“It is with an heavy heart that we disclose that students of the Department of Quantity Survey, Poly Ibadan are involved in a ghastly accident yesterday on their way from Oyo town. So far 14 out of 18 casualties have given up the ghost. The other 4 are in a very delicate state of health at University College Hospital right now. These hope of the nation need our prayers for them to win the battle against death gallantly now.  Let’s pray for their survival”


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