4 FGGC students buried after ghastly accident

Four students of the Federal Government Girls College Oyo state were killed after a Lorry carrying garri, fell on a commercial bus conveying them to school.

Four students of the Federal Government Girls College Oyo state and a driver died in an accident at about 3.30pm on Sunday, October 30.
The accident occurred at a popular market in Sabo area, a distance of about one kilometre to the school, The Nation reports.

A trailer loaded with garri was said to have fallen on the minibus conveying the students to school, killing them alongside the driver.

The deceased are John Olubukola (SS3), Giwa Taibat (SS3), Ladipo Mojisola (SS1) and Ibirogba Maryam (JS3).

Five others were lucky to escape and are reportedly receiving treatment in Peamark Hospital in the town.

According to the school’s spokesperson, Akin Olamide Omitade, the students were returning from mid-term break, on Sunday when the incident occurred.

The students were returning from mid-term break, on Sunday when the incident occurred
They boarded the minibus from Owode, having arrived from different locations, with a parent accompanying one of them.

Omitade explained that the students were trapped to the back seat of the bus which prevented people around from rescuing them.

Parents, teachers and sympathisers wept uncontrollably as the students were buried on Monday at the public Muslim cemetery and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) cemetery in Oyo state.

Adekunle Ajisebutu, the police spokesman, said investigation has since commenced and the trailer driver had been arrested by the police.