Four persons were crushed to death on Saturday in Ibadan when a tipper truck lost control along the Moniya-Iseyin road of the city.
The deceased persons include, a motorcycle operator, a woman, a little boy who was reportedly on an errand and a trader at the Moniya Butcher market, Ibadan.
While about 10 other people were injured in the accident, five motorcycles and three tricycles were destroyed.
The truck driver was said to have escaped from the scene of the incident unhurt.
Eyewitnesses said the casualty figure could have been higher if not for a member of the transport union unit at the Moniya garage, who raised an alarm upon suspecting that the brakes of the approaching truck had failed.
The truck was said to be conveying sharp sand.
Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers, (Motorcycle), Moniya Garage Unit, Mr. Idris Oladoja described the incident as a sad development that could have been averted if the road was in a better condition.
He said the portholes on the road as well as its narrowness made the incident worse. He then urged the government to do something to safeguard the lives of users of that road.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo State Command, SP Adekunle Ajisebutu said two people were confirmed dead and their corpses deposited at the State Hospital, Mortuary, Ring Road, Ibadan.
The police spokesperson also added that the erring driver of the tipper has been arrested while the truck had been recovered for VIO inspection and further investigation.