Tragedy struck in Ogbomoso on Wednesday as two students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, died in a ghastly motor accident in the town.
According to eye witness account, the two 400 level students of the institution died on the spot when their car rammed into a nearby trailer along Aroje road, opposite Bovas Petroleum station, Ogbomoso.
Three other students of the institution also said to be in the car sustained serious injuries with one of them said to be in coma as at the time of sending this report.
The surviving three students were said to be receiving treatment in an hospital in the town presently.
Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Michael Olufisayo Ologunde, in a statement said the death of the two students was devastating,
“Vice- Chancellor, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, Professor Michael Olufisayo Ologunde, has described as devastating, the death of some students of the Institution in an early morning auto accident around Aroje area of the city.
Professor Ologunde who was personally involved in efforts at recovering the remains of the dead students, prayed that the Lord repose their souls and grant their parents and the entire University community the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.”
The statement added that the Vice Chancellor “has also directed that the University ambulance be deployed to the scene to convey their remains, ordering functionaries to abandon whatever other duties to ensure that the corpses are recovered for necessary steps ahead of their burial.”