Auto Crash Kills 4, Injures 3 Along Ibadan-Ife Highway

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Four persons were killed on Tuesday, along Ibadan/Ife highway, in an accident left three others seriously injured.

Reports say the crash occurred when a Toyota Hiace bus hit a stone left on the road and lost control.

The bus was said to have left Lagos and was heading towards Abuja when it had the accident. It reportedly burst into flames when it hit the stone around Asejire area of Ibadan.

An official of the Oyo State Emergency Management Authority, SEMA, said the accident was so fatal that axes and cutlasses were used to remove the trapped passengers.

Out of the seven passengers in the car, four of them were reportedly burnt to death while three others were rescued and rushed to the hospital.

The Unit Commander of the FRSC in Egbeda, Abiodun Akinlade, did not confirm the casualties, but lamented that the crash could have been prevented if the driver had driven with caution.