3 student leaders die in Akure –Owo Road crash


Three students union leaders from tertiary
institutions in Ondo State have been killed in an
accident which occurred on Akure-Owo Road.
A truck was said to have rammed into the vehicle
the students were traveling in, resulting in the
deaths. Some of their colleagues traveling with
them in the vehicle survived.
Speaking during a visit to the survivors
receiving treatment at the Federal Medical
Centre, Owo, Gov Olusegun Mimiko, who rushed
down to Akure from Lagos upon hearing of the
incident, described it as one accident too many.
While commiserating with the families of the
victims and the student body at large, the
governor described the deaths as a painful loss
and prayed God to give the families the
strength to bear the loss. He assured that the state
government will ensure that the survivors have
access to first class treatment for quick recovery.
Meanwhile, students of the Federal University
Technology Akure (FUTA), yesterday,
protested against trucks on the Akure-Owo Road,
insisting that government must restrict their
movement to the night. One of the late student
leaders was from FUTA.
The students, after receiving details of how the
accident that claimed the lives of their
colleagues occurred, trooped to the streets in
protest against articulated vehicles on the roads
in the state, imploring government to regulate
their activities.

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