News this afternoon as a fully loaded petrol tanker lost control and rammed into a Micra taxi car at Celica area on new Ife-Ibadan road, Egbeda Local Government Area of Oyo State.

The five passengers in the Micra were crushed to death as the tanker plunged into a nearby ditch with the Micra car.

The tragic incident occurred on Monday, August 9 and Mrs Uche Chukwurah, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Commander in the state, confirmed the incident described the accident as fatal, resulting in the death of five persons, three male and two female adults.

The sector commander said that the tanker had a brake failure, lost control, and rammed into the Micra car leading to the death of all passengers in the Micra car.

“The whole people inside the Micra car crashed to death and nobody was rescued alive. The deceased has been deposited at the Adeoyo Hospital mortuary,” she said.

Chukwurah further said that men of the Fire Service were also at the scene to prevent fire outbreaks in the area.

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