No fewer than five persons on Thursday, lost their lives at Akoda Junction, Ede, along Gbongan/Osogbo road when a truck on top speed on its way to Osogbo, suddenly lost control and ran over some people believed to be road-side traders.
According to Tribune Online, five other people sustained various degrees of injures following the accidents, while others scampered to safety.
Residents of Akoda area said the number of casualties could have been more than five, but the timely arrival of ambulance and treatment of others who sustained injuries saved some people from losing their lives.
Adewumi said the auto crash was caused by over-speeding that could not be managed when the vehicle involved lost control.
He disclosed that two male adults, one female adult and two children (male and female), were the major victims as at press time.
Adewumi added that four people were injured while one person who was trapped in the crash, escaped unhurt.