Tragedy struck in the University of Ilorin, UNILORIN, main campus as five people including a family of four, and one undergraduate of the institution were reportedly killed in a fatal accident.
According to report, the deceased included a father, mother and their two kids, while the fifth person involved in the accident was said to be a student of the university.
The tragic incident, which was confirmed by the university authority, reportedly happened at about 9:00pm along the university dam with some victims sustaining varying degrees of injury.
According to a release, signed by the president and public relations officer of the university’s Students Union Government (SUG) TAOFIK, Waliu Opeyemi and OLABODE, Stephen Opeyemi, respectively, “the unfortunate incident happened as a result of over-speeding of a private car which in turn hit a campus “korope” shuttle bus.
“The disastrous occurrence which happened around 9 pm Monday evening claimed some lives (with the drivers of both vehicles inclusive). We deeply commiserate with the families of the deceased persons and pray that God grants them the fortitude to bear the irreparable losses.
“Also, we wish the injured victims quick recovery as they receive treatment at the hospital.
“Students should, however, note that academic activities are suspended for today”.
Also, a statement by the university’ Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr Kunle Akogun, said that the management of the University of Ilorin received with sadness news of the unfortunate auto accident that occurred on campus on Monday evening.
“The said accident resulted in some fatalities while some occupants of the cars involved also sustained varying degrees of injuries.
“We commiserate with the parents of the deceased and beseech Almighty God to comfort them in this trying period.
“We also condole with the entire student body of the University on the sad loss of their colleagues.
“Management also wishes the injured quick and total recovery.
“We hereby enjoin all vehicle users to strictly abide by traffic rules and regulations, especially as they concern speed limits”.