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Three Feared Dead, Five Injured as driver lost control and ran into others side road users in Modakeke...

Three people were feared dead on Wednesday in an accident that occurred along Toro Road, Cooperative Area of Modakeke, Osun State.

Five others also sustained injuries as a vehicle that lost control ran over them.

According to a trader in the area, Mopelola Razaq, the accident occurred around 8.30 p.m., when a Nissan Xtera Jeep, with the registration no MUS 741 DR, ran over some people, including roadside traders.

She said an irate mob descended on the driver, after the accident and beat him till he lost consciousness.

She added that the mob later set ablaze the vehicle involved in the accident before policemen arrived the scene.

When contacted, the Osun State Police Public Relations Officer, Folasade Odoro, confirmed the accident, saying eight people including a baby were knocked down by a driver.

She said the identity of the driver is yet to be ascertained.

Odoro said,  “The yet-to-be-identified driver of the said vehicle lost control and subsequently knocked down eight persons including a baby.

“In a spontaneous reaction, an irate crowd set the vehicle ablaze before the intervention of the police.

“While three of the victims were feared dead on the spot, they and others involved were however rushed to Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex for medical attention. Investigation in progress.”

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