Seven people lost their lives on Sunday when a commercial bus and an articulated vehicle ran into each other on the Ogbomoso-Oyo road.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that many other occupants of the bus sustained various degrees of injuries in the accident.

An eyewitness who gave his name as Tayo told NAN that the accident happened when an Ilorin-bound commercial bus overtook a sport utility vehicle and tried to maneuver its way back to its lane but failed.

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“When I got to the accident scene some moments after it occurred, people were assisting the accident victims,” he said.

He said that the driver of the bus did not sustain any injury.

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NAN gathered that six people died on the spot while another victim died on the way to the hospital.

The Public Relations Officer of the Oyo police command, Mr Addekunle Ajisebutu, said he had not been briefed by the divisional police officers in Oyo town and Ogbomoso.

In another development, a truck laden with 33,000 litres of fuel was said to have somersaulted ‎in the Taki area of Ogbomoso and emptied its contents in a gutter.

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According to another eyewitness who preferred anonymity, many people rushed to the scene to scoop fuel.‎

Security men were said to have been dispatched to the scene to prevent any casualty. (NAN)