Two LAUTECH’s students burnt to death, five rescued in auto crash

Some students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State were involved in an auto accident on Wednesday.

The accident occurred along Osogbo/Ilobu road at Ojutu Bridge, Irepodun Local Government Area on Wednesday, September 27, around 10 p.m.

The driver of the commercial bus reportedly lost control while trying to maneuver a group of people who carelessly crossed the road.

The bus dashed into a ditch, and caught fire thereafter, resulting to the death of two students and five injured.

The head of operations, Osun Ambulance Scheme, Elizabeth Arowosafe, confirmed the incident, saying, “Our team was informed of the accident but unfortunately, before our arrival two of them have been burnt into ashes, we rescued six others.

“One of them told us that they are students of LAUTECH coming from an excursion at Erin Ijesa waterfall, she identified the other victims.”

Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Osun State Command, Agnes Ogungbemi, confirmed that another victim died, saying others were receiving treatment at Osun State University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo.

She added that Henry Benamaisia; sector Commander cautioned motorists to drive carefully as safety should always come first.