Seven pastors, two children, others die in Oyo road crash

8 years ago by: Paddy Hayes
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Seven newly ordained pastors of the Baptist Theological Seminary, Oyo town, Oyo State, have died in an accident in Ogbomoso, on Ogbomoso-Oyo road.

The driver of the bus conveying them, a retired primary school teacher and two children also died in the accident, which occurred last weekend.

The deceased were said to be travelling from Oyo town to the seminary for the ordination of their colleague when the accident occurred.

It was learnt that a tanker trailer on a high speed from the North lost control after overtaking another vehicle and rammed into the church’s Toyota Urvan bus conveying the clerics and the other passengers.

All the passengers, except the mother of the two children, died in the accident, which occurred few metres to the venue of the event.

The Nation learnt that the woman sustained severe injury and is receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

Eyewitnesses said men of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) had a hectic time removing the trailer from the top of the bus.

The bodies of the deceased have been deposited at a mortuary. The Nation learnt that they would be interred today.

Motorists and other road users plying the Oyo-Ogbomoso road have urged the state Traffic Management Authority to pay attention to check frequent breakdown of trailers and other heavy duty trucks on the highway.

They noted that heavy duty vehicles hinder free flow of traffic.

The Nation investigation revealed that at least five heavy duty vehicles break down on the road each week.

Besides, they are usually left on the road for weeks, thus creating hardship for road users.

The situation becomes most dangerous at night, when motorists without a good knowledge of the road run into the broken down vehicles.

Many people have died in multiple accidents on the road, due to the carefree attitude of the owners of broken-down vehicles.

Properties worth several millions of naira have also been destroyed in accidents on the highway.

Motorists and residents expressed worry over the spate of accidents at the T-junction at Owode, Oyo town. There, trailers and lorries, especially petrol tankers going to the North from Ibadan, the state capital, usually negotiate the sharp bend.

On both sides of the junction are banks and a filling station.

Thus, the area is a danger zone, a threat to the lives and properties of the residents.

via The Nation

-- ajanni (m) at 8-06-2012 07:46AM
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reckless driving , rest in peace pastors
-- Idbabe (f) at 8-06-2012 09:41AM
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OMG, death, death, death, where are we really heading to?  God have mercy
-- zicooo (m) at 8-06-2012 09:43AM
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 R I P
-- Cinnicc (f) at 8-06-2012 10:00AM
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R I P to d departed souls..... Nigerian roads are bcuming too blood thirsty now. Help us Lord..
-- nice9ija (m) at 8-06-2012 10:02AM
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R I P pastors
-- verah (f) at 8-06-2012 10:03AM
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rip to d deceased.......

-- Solidstonez (f) at 8-06-2012 10:05AM
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This is too much. Angry death every where...  RIP Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry

-- Adego1 (m) at 8-06-2012 10:06AM
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A dieu mes freres et souer en jesus christ  Cry Cry Cry
-- frank_f (m) at 8-06-2012 10:12AM
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Am tried of saying RIP
       Cry Cry Cry
-- NELLYJOY (m) at 8-06-2012 10:18AM
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The rate at which people are dying these days, by 2030 everybody would have drop dead if nothing is done urgently. Angry Angry Angry
-- pakapa (m) at 8-06-2012 10:26AM
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s0rry men of GOD
-- basati (m) at 8-06-2012 10:40AM
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Bye servants of God, we shall see again R.I.P
-- dizhadah (f) at 8-06-2012 10:42AM
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 Sad RIP
-- Placid21 (m) at 8-06-2012 10:44AM
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Nigeria Mottor Road system is terrible and Aviation system is also terrible including the BOKO ...where do you go from here?

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-- lanudja (f) at 8-06-2012 10:55AM
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Ooh my God!  Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry
-- crusifixo (m) at 8-06-2012 10:58AM
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-- naturalqueen (f) at 8-06-2012 10:59AM
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Death is just increasing everyday in our country. God pls guide, protect and preserve me.
-- Bettygirls (f) at 8-06-2012 11:02AM
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RIP  Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry
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