Tragedy struck in the early hours of Monday when a fully loaded petrol tanker rammed into a taxi at Celica area, along Ibadan- Ife expressway, in Egbeda Local Government Area of Oyo State.
It was gathered that the incident occurred around 7am on Monday.
According to BBC News Yoruba, the driver of the truck lost control of his vehicle, and in the process of trying to maneuvre it, he rammed into the taxi.
An eyewitness, simply identified as Sunday, explained that the fully loaded tanker skied off the road with the taxi and plunged into a nearby ditch.He revealed that the taxi was about to enter the road when the truck crashed into it.
Sunday also revealed that there were six people in the taxi at the time of the accident,adding that no fewer than four of the victims have been confirmed dead
Fire Fighters and Road Safety officials were seen at the scene trying to put out the fire and controlling vehicular traffic.
Meanwhile, residents of Celica area have called on the Federal Government to complete the ongoing rehabilitation work on the Ibadan-Ife expressway, which they claimed has lasted for over a year and the cause of the incessant road accidents in the area.