Tragedy struck in Ilesa on Thursday, October 25th when a trailer coming from the township rammed into many cars, leaving many people dead.

At least four cars were crushed in the accident which occurred at the Erin-Ijesa junction off Akure road.

An 18-seater bus was also affected, and reports have it that none of the passengers survived.


Eyewitnesses blamed the unfortunate incident on a group of policemen who mounted a stop and search on the highway.

The policemen reportedly stopped a bus for stop and check and the lorry coming behind lost control while trying to stop suddenly on seeing the roadblock.

The driver of the lorry was said to have escaped immediately.

The several dead bodies were recovered and taken to mortuary in Wesley Guild Hospital in Ilesa.



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