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Osun varsity staff crushed to death by container


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A yet to be identified female staff of Osun State University on Wednesday was crushed to death by a container on the Ilesa-Ibodi route.

NewsBand gathered that the container which was filled with cashew nuts fell off a truck and landed on the car driven by the female staff.

The unfortunate crash which occurred a few meters away from the front gate of the University, caused fear among onlookers, who immediately swung into action to rescue the victim.

According to an eyewitness, the victim had just closed the day’s work and was headed home when the tragic accident occurred.

A senior staff member of the University who doesn’t want to be quoted speaking on the development 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.”

Meanwhile, Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has expressed sorrow and sadness over the tragic death of the unidentified University of Ilesa staff.

Reacting to the incident through a statement by his spokesman, Olawale Rasheed, Adeleke charged all relevant government agencies to follow up on the root cause of the accident and ensure that those responsible were brought to book.

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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