Six people were confirmed dead in a multiple-road accident that occurred in Imesi-Ile, Osun State, as two trucks collided on Saturday.
The trucks involved in the crash, which occurred around 9.44pm were said to be travelling in opposite directions on Imesi-Ile Hill when one of them experienced brake failure.
Having lost control of the truck, the driver, it was also gathered, rammed it into another truck coming from the opposite direction, leading to the death of the deceased.
The accident was said to have involved 17 passengers.
Some volunteers from the community that joined policemen at the scene recovered five of the deceased passengers and their remains were reportedly moved to the Osun State University Teaching Hospital in Osogbo.
But the remains of the sixth deceased, who was trapped under one of the affected trucks, were removed by the officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps.
The Public Education Officer, Osun State Sector of the FRSC, Agnes Ogungbemi, who confirmed the accident on Sunday blamed it on brake failure.
She said, “The accident was multiple in nature. The weather condition was cloudy and it occurred on the hilly part of the Imesi-Ile Road.
The probable cause is brake failure which led to loss of control. Six male adults were killed out of 17 people involved. 11 male adults left were not injured.
“Victims’ properties were taken by the police to their station in Imesi-Ile. Five dead victims were taken to the UniOsun Teaching Hospital, Osogbo by NPF Imesi-Ile before the arrival of the FRSC team.
“One dead male victim was trapped under the truck and the FRSC team employed the extricating machine to remove the trapped body from under the vehicle.”