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FUTA Students die in Car Crash

Four students of the Federal
University of Technology, Akure, died in a
road accident on the Akure-Ilesha
expressway in Ifedore Local Government
Area of Ondo State on Saturday.
The spokesman of the Police Command in
Ondo State, Mr Femi Joseph, confirmed the
incident and said that 11 others sustained
various degrees of injuries.

The students were returning from Ibadan
after attending a religious programme.
Joseph further confirmed that the remains
of the students were deposited at the Ondo
State Specialist Hospital, Akure, where those
injured were hospitalised.

No fewer than 15 students were in the Hiace
bus when the accident happened.
The police spokesman said that preliminary
investigation had revealed that the
accident involved a Hiace bus carrying the
students and a motorcycle.

``The accident happened when the bus'
driver lost control while trying to avoid the
motorcycle that suddenly appeared on the
highway.

``The bus somersaulted several times after
trying to manoeuvre its way,’’ Joseph said.
He said policemen and marshals of the
Federal Road Safety Commission were at the
scene to assist the deceased and those
injured.

Mr Segun Oladele, President of the FUTA
chapter of the Students' Union Government
(SUG), who also confirmed the deaths, said
that those injured were responding to
treatment.