Six Ekiti varsity students die in auto crash

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No fewer than six students of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, are feared dead in an auto crash involving a car and a commercial bus on Monday.

The accident occurred around 7.30pm in front of the institution’s main gate.

An eyewitness account said that six persons died from the impact of an head-on collision of the two vehicles.

Another source told one of our correspondents that the students were in a Lexus saloon car and were coming from Ado Ekiti  town to the university when the accident occurred.

The identities of the students could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report.

But the Ekiti Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Alberto Adeyemi, who confirmed the development, said his men had recorded five deaths.

An eyewitness said the driver of the car, suspected to be under the influence of alcohol with his friends, rammed into the mini bus conveying the students from the campus.

“They must have been heavily drunk and they drove carelessly and collided with the commercial bus. Six people died on the spot while one of them is on danger list.

“The Federal Road Safety Corps have taken the corpses to the morgue,” he said.

When contacted, the FRSC Ekiti Sector Commander, Maowada Ismaila, said he was waiting for a report from his men who were “still on a rescue mission.”

He said details would be made public after briefing by his men.

PUNCH NG


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