It was a sorrowful day in Ile Ife on Sunday as an 18 seater bus collided with a fuel tanker carrying diesel. The accident occurred around 12 noon on Sunday when a bus reportedly coming from Ore Ondo state collided with a tanker trying to make u turn in front of Energy filling station along Ibadan road in Ile Ife. This rendered scores of passengers dead including the bus driver. The accident recorded two Survivors who were rushed to a nearby hospital for immediate medical attention.
According to an eye witness, He said the passengers were crying for help while the bus was ablaze but all efforts to rescue them proved futile. Because the door had hooked by some loads carried by the bus driver.
The fire service in Ile ife were not available to remedy the situation blaming non availability of water as reason behind it. However, it was obafemi awolowo university fire service that came to remedy the situation.
As at the time of this report, the tank driver was no where to be found as all efforts to locate his whereabouts prooved abortive.