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Mother, Two Children, One Other Die In Osun Road Accident

Tragedy struck in Osun State on Saturday when a mother answered her two children with one other person lost their lives in a road accident on the state.

Sunday Telegraph learnt that the tragic accident occurred in the Ode-Omu town, Ayedaade Local Government Area of the state.

The victims, including the rider, were on a motorcycle when a car approaching Ibadan from the Osogbo end of the road collided with them around 6 a.m.

The vehicle involved was claimed to be transporting students from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

The victims were on their way to Oogi, an adjacent town, when a vehicle approaching from the opposite direction lost control near Obada market and collided with the motorcycle carrying them.

Vexed by the victims’ deaths, an irate mob swooped on the vehicle’s occupants, seizing two of them while one fled the scene.

Fatai, an Odeomu local, claimed the automobile involved was traveling at high speed when it collided with the victims as they returned from a vigil.

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Meanwhile, the Dean of Students Affairs at Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Tope Abiola, issued a call for calm and stated that the occupants attacked by the furious mob were students at the university.

Yemisi Opalola, the Public Relations Officers of the Osun State Police Command in a statement issued on Saturday confirmed the incident; stating that, “The vehicle suddenly ran into a bump and lost control.

“It hit a motorcycle and four people it conveyed reportedly died. The accident involved a car and motorcycle in Obada road, Odeomu.

“The burnt vehicle’s registration number is BDG 481JD (Lagos). The driver escaped immediately when the accident happened.

“After much appealing to the angry mob, they set ablaze the remaining two occupants of the vehicle.

“The police were able to quench the fire, rescue the occupants and transfer them to hospital in Osogbo. Normalcy has returned to the area.”

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