Tragedy struck in Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo State on Monday as four students of Idi-Ito High School were crushed to death by a truck.
It was gathered that the students were going to school on motorcycle along Ibadan-Iwo expressway when the truck hit them crushed them to death.
The state police spokesperson, CSP Olugbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Ibadan on Monday, said the Divisional Police Officer in the area had sent the signal to the state command.
“It is true. The DPO told me that the incident happened when the driver of the truck was trying to avoid killing some sheep and rammed into the students on the Okada. Police have moved to the area to ensure security of lives and property,” Fadeyi said.
Meanwhile, angry students of the school who are protesting the killing of their colleagues attacked a nearby motor park and vandalised vehicles.
An eyewitness also said that parents have stormed the school to pick their wards. However, it is unclear whether the four children are members of the same family.
“It happened not up to one hour now. Four pupils of the Idi-Ito high school were crushed by a truck. Students have started vandalising trucks in Ejioku. They are still here as I speak.
“Though police are here but the students are still on rampage. It is taking another dimension now,” the eyewitness said.