Female university staff crushed to death by fallen container

OSUN (Sundiata post) – A female staff member of the University of Ilesa in Osun State, whose name could not be immediately ascertained, on Wednesday, died as a container filled with cashew nuts being conveyed by a truck fell on her car.

The accident, which happened along Ilesa/Ibodi Expressway, a few meters away from the university’s gate, caused panic, as people made efforts to rescue the victim whose car was trapped under the container.

The development also reportedly caused traffic gridlock on the ever-busy road, as the vehicles involved the crash blocked part of the expressway.

Sources in the university said the victim had left the campus after close of work and was heading home when the truck lost control, and the container it carried fell on the car driven by the woman.

A senior staff member of the university, who spoke on condition of anonymity, during a chat, said “The vehicle driven by our colleague was trapped under a container filled with cashew nuts being conveyed by a truck.

“The woman left campus after the day’s work. She was driving towards town when the accident occurred. She is feared dead.”

The spokesperson for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Osun State, Kehinde Adeleke, confirmed the accident, adding that the deceased was brought out dead from her car.

She said, “Our operatives and other security agencies were at the scene of the accident. The driver of the car, a woman died.”