Spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) Osun State Command, Mrs Agnes Ogungbemi confirmed eight persons dead and 36 others injured, noting that 61 persons were involved in the accident.
“The suspected cause of the accident was overload. The injured victims were taken to Osun State Teaching Hospital and Asubiaro Hospitals. Arrangements are ongoing to convey the dead victims to a mortuary.
” The vehicle which was heavily loaded with Jerry cans of palm oil and over 60 passengers was trying to ascend the ramp but started rolling backward and lost control. It fell sideways into the side drainage, throwing off the jerry cans over the passengers and killed some in the process,” she said.