30 dead in multiple New Year road accident in Ibadan

30 people lost their lives in a multiple New Year road accident near Bola Ige International market along new Ife-Ibadan expressway, Gbagi, Ibadan, Oyo state capital.

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According to reports, the victims were crushed to death by an oncoming trailer from Iwo road axis which rammed into the commercial buses by the entrance of the market. The Gbagi accident which occurred around 11:45pm, led to heavy gridlock which saw vehicles enroute Ife from Ibadan stranded for several hours.

Although, no eyewitness could say if the trailer suffered a brake failure or if the affected buses were parked on the road, sources confirmed that only two people initially survived the accident and many people were taken to a nearby hospital while other passengers were said to have died immediately.

A Toyota Camry and Nissan Micra cars were also said to have been crushed by the trailer. Sources, however, hinted that many of the victims included people going to churches for the cross-over service at Iyana-Agbala and Egbeda Area of the capital city.

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Confirming the development, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Adekunle Ajisebutu, puts the casualty figure at eleven, while another report obtained from the office of the Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mrs Cecilia Alao, indicated that 12 people died as a result of the incident and their corpses were deposited at the morgue of Oyo State Specialist Hospital, Adeoyo.

It noted that aside from nine who died immediately at the scene, additional three persons died on Tuesday morning out of the 10 injured victims who were conveyed to Toun Specialist Hospital, Iwo road area for medical attention.

316 Comments

  1. It’s so unfortunate that the toll of deaths on the road this end of the year has become crazy. Drivers should be more careful while driving to avoid all these accidents.

  2. This is indeed another sad News! The statistics of road accidents and casualties is really getting high. Road users need to very much careful in this festive period. Now that the road is still very busy, the more reason we all need to be extra careful.

  3. May God save us all. This is an unfortunate incident…if it be possible, govt should give order for the maximum speed limit to which the trailer drivers can accelerate. They are killing people countless times these days…. RIP to the deceased

  4. It is so Sad and Unfortunate to hear that, the rate people loss their life last year December is very high.

  5. It’s a very sad news. It’s a new year and the rate of death is alarming. Trailers ramming into cars is too much. God will save us

  6. Things has fallen apart already,embrace God now and be save.My condolence goes to those that lost their loved one. RIP.

  7. Wow so sad to start with accident this new year…God help us all and have mercy on the dead their souls should rest in peace

  8. Oh my God! This is too bad to start the year with accident,I rebuke every form of accident on our roads in Jesus name Amen.those that are still receiving treatment,I wish them quick recovery and may the dead ones rest in peace Amen

  9. This is a very sad news may their gentle soul rest in peace and may the families of those that loss their life have patient of their love ones and i wish those that were injured speedy recovery

  10. A sad one, this is going to be a very difficult moment on the roads as those that traveled back for the festive holidays returns to their various locations. FRSC should be at their utmost best to help the roads user and the roads are too bad. Let the dead ones rest in peace.

  11. this is really bad
    On a newyear,all this happen.may their soul rest in peace and those that re injured,wish them quick recovery

  12. This is sad news May their soul find rest amen and May God give their family the fortitude to bear the lost

  13. Too much road accident last year, despite the awareness created by Road city and other road Authorities.. It was too much, may God help us

  14. Many people died this new year I witness one yesterday, may God help us and may their souls rest in peace.

  15. God have mercy on us an continue to protect us.may the souls of people involve in the accident rest in peace

  16. This is very terrible, may the souls of the dead rest in peace, I’m wishing the injured ones a rapid recovery. Accidents are now becoming too much, drivers should please be driving carefully and stop wasting the lives of people.

  17. Bad roads, bad Government , bad system, bad leaders, even bad road drivers on the road, God help us in this country. May their souls rest in peace.

  18. May God save us all. This is an unfortunate incident…if it be possible, govt should give order for the maximum speed limit to which the trailer drivers can accelerate. They are killing people countless times these days…. RIP to the deceased

  19. This is so sad. Thirty people! Just a few minutes to 2019. Most trailer and truck drivers are mean, they don’t want to give way to other motorists and even pedestrians sometimes on the roads and their vehicles oftentimes are faulty which they are aware of. May the souls of the victims rest in peace.

  20. God please not this new year please guide us all in our going out and coming in. May the souls of the dead rest in peace Amen

  21. Not again this new year, what a sad news my condolences to the families of the deceased ones and may their souls rest in peace amen.

  22. Bad news in this new year,may Almighty God be with all the family of the victims that were involved in the accident.

  23. What a tragedy ..,,this is so sad , just unexpected death that come thier way may their soul rest in peace

  24. This is the second year running the trio who are from Eygpt, Senegal and Gabon respectively have battled for the prestigious award. Egyptian striker Salah who plays for Liverpool alongside Mane won the award last year and could land the award again due to his impressive performance so far.

  25. This is bad news. Why on New Year’s Eve? Those that died were prevented from seeing this new year by somebody’s carelessness. May their soul rest in peace

  26. This is soon sad, drivers should please inspect their vehicle before hitting the road, God help us this 2019 ……may their souls rest in peace

  27. This is not a good way to enter into the new year . I can feel the pains of their families . May God humble their souls . Rip to them all

  28. Ibadan ke!!!. So that kind of accident occurred at the cross over night!. This is really bad. My condolences to the families of those affected and may their soul rest in peace.

  29. May the good lord console the families of the departed, heal the wounded and rest the souls of the dead in peace.

  30. Accident again. May the souls of those that lost their lives rest in peace and am also wishing those that sustained injuries a quick recovery.

  31. The accidents and death rate from new year eve till now is quit alarming.. May their souls rest in peace and condolences to their families.. Quick recovery to the injured ones..

  32. Too bad may God grant us journey mercy throughout the year, May the departed soul rest in peace

  33. What a sad new.. Loosing their lives in this new year… May their soul rest in the blossoms of the Lord

  34. What a painful news. All these trailers should not be going through the same route with normal vehicles because the have no break

  35. Death is inevitable but we pray not to die young. May their gentle souls rest in peace. I sympathize with their families.

  36. Year 2018 has taken a lot of lives. Careless drivers are to be cautioned on there careless driving. May God protect his people.

  37. No this very bad, the roads have being claiming so many life especially this holiday period o Lord deliver your children

  38. Its trailers that are causing most of the road accident occurring in Nigeria.The driver of this trailers see small cars as ants.RIP to them

  39. All this trailer is only God that will direct them, they drive like say the road is for them alone.

  40. This is terrible, may the good Lord grant their families and friend the fortitude to bear the lost.

  41. This is a sad story 30lost lives, the rate of road accident is so alarming. May their gentle soul rest in peace. May God grant their family the fortitude to bear the loss

  42. What a tragedy, God please if it’s our sins that is making this happen please have mercy and forgive us. This is too much to bear. May thier soul rest in peace

  43. What is wrong with Nigerians why must we always habe more road accident during Christmas and new than any other month are we the only country that are cerebrating Christmas is so sad

  44. 30 is a high number of people and loss of lives is becoming a normal thing to the government. I think laws have to be made regarding trailers but no one in government cares.

  45. Oh God! Not again! That’s why it’s not advisable to attend cross over service if your church is far from home. May the soul of the dead rest on.

  46. Oh God how can we start the year this way, 30k is to much to die at once, my heart is with the family

  47. That’s too much number in a scene. Please let’s pray for this country. The rate at which people die and nothing is being done about it is becoming so alarming. May God safe our land, Amen

  48. this is so sad. people that thought they have crossed over not knowing that they will meet there death on the road. i pray this wont be our portion IJN.

  49. Careless driving are majorly the cause of these preventable accident….may the souls of the departed rest in peace.

  50. With the rate trucks and trailers use to kill people during the day,it seems government should band them from moving in day time,and use mid night the accident is too much

  51. This is tragedy what could have led to this accident that claims lives of innocent individual may their soul rest in peace and speedy recovery to those still receiving treatment

  52. This is just 2nd of January and all this killing, accidents and dead people is getting to much.

  53. What a sad news in the beginning of the year… May God not let us see another evil occurrence, RIP to the dead

  54. May God continue to protect us from all evil. Frsc should also check trailers and trainings for their drivers.

  55. Ha! This is just too much, Lord we plead you heal our land. May the souls of the departed rest in peace

  56. It’s quite unfortunate that this type of thing is happening again on a new year day. May their gentle soul rest in peace

  57. Sad news, may their souls rest in peace, may the Almighty God gives their respective family the fortitude to bear the lost and comfort

  58. Oh My God! This is a tragedy, 30 people at a time, May God put them in their position, May Allah their families fortitude to bear the lost

  59. uhmm .this is a big time tragedy ooo
    Just entering the new year and multiple accidents have started happening..
    This is a bad omem.. May their soul rest in perfect peace

  60. Jesus Christ ! May the souls of the faithful departed RIP and may God grant quick recovery to the injured

  61. Oh what a tragedy. Someone dying on the last day of the year is not good at all. I pity their families

  62. Those driver are not careful enough,look at those innocent soul they send to thair eally grave.may thair soul rest in peace.

  63. This is indeed another sad News! The statistics of road accidents and casualties is really getting high.My heartfelt condolence to the families of the deceased. I pray they find comfort.

  64. We people should understand what is happening now and the should be careful the way the driver. May their soul rest in peace and may God console they loved ones.

  65. Chai please this is new year,even if is old year please drivers understand that u are not carrying animals, always slow down with speed and over taking is bad

  66. Thus is good news,30 dead in ibadan so sad,I hope our drivers should be more careful, no rush, I hope they rest in peace,this is good news

  67. That’s a massive loss of life. May God comfort the affected families and put an end to this.
    Some drivers are just so careless and drive their almost-cendemned cars like some sort of Grand Theft Auto scene even on these bad roads.
    May God keep us o

  68. This is a very sad news, may God save us from road accident, I pity them alot, may their soul rest in peace.

  69. Trailer again! This is so sad. May their souls rest in peace Amen. I have always known that trailers and commercial buses, cars, etc can’t share the same road. I don’t know what can be done but the rate at which these trailers cause road accidents and killing it’s victims isn’t good at all. I hope something can be done.

  70. Very sad incident. Drivers should be careful in their driving. If the vehicle has fault pls let it be taken care of before embarking on journey. Many had been killed by reckless driving. God have mercy on us.

  71. Hahhaa this is too much oo God…writing RIP is becoming too much naw…may God console their families haha aah hahaha a soooo sad

  72. God please wipe away the tears of those families. This is a sad news to begin with this year. May their souls rest in peace

  73. What an unfortunate incident,that are all preparing to enter new year chai!!! May their souls continue to rest in the bossom of the Lord..

  74. That is so pathetic,we don’t pray for this kind of thing in this new year.may God continue to protect us from all evil

  75. That is a massive accident. Too many careless drivers on our roads. God help us all. My condolences to the family

  76. God please spear our life in this new years, all the death everywhere I’m not comfortable with it, may the dead ones soul rest in perfect peace

  77. All these trailer and tanker drivers eh… Their vehicle will not have good brakes yet they will always drive with high speed causing unnecessary accidents.

  78. Oh this is a sad news. This is time road safety need to do their job by looking for reckless drivers. Some driver drive once in a year during festive period Aline.

  79. Chai,this is just a bad news for the beginning of the year,may the souls of all those all lost their life’s rest in perfect peace.

  80. God you understand this, who are to question you? These people were going for worship. We put all in your care, may their souls rest in peace.

  81. I pray this be the last of accidents we will record in this season because this is becoming too much. Lives been lost on a daily basis on our roads. I wish road users safety to and fro and may the departed rest in peace.

  82. Tragedy seems 2 keep befalling us in dis country.
    May d souls of d dead rest in peace. May d injured b granted easy recovery.

  83. OMG! Trailer has really crushed so many people last year, this year is going to be different by God’s grace. May their souls rest in peace.

  84. This is very sad and happening at the end of tbe year when people are going for cross service in the church into 2019, but rather met their death. May God have mercy on us.

  85. This is so disheartening and it is too early in tgis new year to record such number of deaths. God please continue to protect us your children

  86. So sad to hear this! May God in his mercy console their families….. We are all waiting patiently till Gods kingdom where he will eradicate all these

  87. What a great loss, may their soul rest in peace. This is the families celebrated new year, I condole with them.

  88. So sad, how wil the families be feeling right now, People driving need to be vigilant…. sorry for the loss

  89. 30,this too bad, Jesus show your mercy to us.what could be the cause of the accident?

  90. What a tragedy on new year’s eve. May God grant the injured ones quick recovery and to the dead victims rest in peace.

  91. That’s so unfortunately that on the new year eve that the horrible accident happened that so sad.

  92. This is really sad! New year eve? May their souls rest in peace. People whose relations are likely to be in the area at the time should check with their loved ones not that the figure are coming in differently. It is well

  93. A very sad news,my condolence to the friends and families of the deceased,and wish those sustained with injuries a very quick recovery.

  94. This is a very sad news ! My condolence to families and friends of the deceased,and also wish those at hospital a quick recovery .

  95. A very sad news ! My condolence to families and friends of the deceased,and wish those at hospital a speedy recovery.

  96. May there souls rest in the blossom of the Lord,my advice do not travel during the Yuletide period

  97. this is really bad
    On a newyear,all this happen.may their soul rest in peace and those that re injured,wish them quick recovery

  98. No doubt the 3 stars are performing excellently but because of Salah impressive performance which I tjink is better than the 2 others, he may likely to still be the winner of the award.

  99. This is very tragic to have happened just at the bring of 2019, according to this story, it occurs at 11:45pm. They were to crossover into 2019 but rather crossover to eternity and only God knows how prepared they are. That is a big lesson that we should always be prepared to meet our Creator in case of eventualities.

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