At least seven people have reportedly died and 19 others injured in an accident that happened on Wednesday morning at Badeku Junction on Ibadan-Ile-Ife Road, Ibadan, Oyo State.

It was learnt that the accident involved a truck with registration number, OYO:NRK312YR and happened at about 7am.

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According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), a witness, Mr Tunde Lateef, at the scene of the accident said that the truck, carrying dozens of labourers, was speeding toward Ikire Road when another truck, coming out of Badeku Village, crossed the express road.

He explained that an attempt made by the driver of the crashed truck to avoid collision caused it to somersault, thus flinging the people on board into different directions.

The men of the Nigeria Police Force and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) who arrived at the scene of the accident assisted in carrying the victims to hospitals, the report revealed.

Confirming the incident was the FRSC Sector Commander in Oyo State, Mrs Unce Chukwurah, who noted that the truck involved in the accident carried 26 labourers that were going for construction in the area.

“It was a lone accident. The yellow tipper vehicle was carrying 26 people, 19 of them injured, while seven died in the accident.

“The injured has been taken to ASBON Hospital at Gbagi area for treatment, while remains of the seven dead had been collected by their relatives for burial,” she said.

The possible cause of the accident was attributed to speeding violation by the sector commander.

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