By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Two students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, in Oyo State on Tuesday met their untimely death during an auto crash in Ogbomoso.
New Nigerian learnt that in the auto crash, three others students of the Institution were also involved in the accident and are presently receiving treatment in hospital
Eye witness account said the accident occurred along Aroje road, opposite Bovas Petroleum station, Ogbomoso with the two students identified as Seun and Sleem both 400 level students die on the spot.
The eye witness said others involved in accident included a 400 level student identified as, Hon. Yusluv, another student identified as Yunus who is in 500 level and Mayor Timmy [Graduating class].
Commenting on the auto crash, the Institution’s Vice- Chancellor, Professor Michael Olufisayo Ologunde, said the death of the students was devastating, praying to God to give the entire University community the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
Professor Ologunde in a statement said that he was personally involved in the efforts at rescuing the students.
The statement reads “Vice- Chancellor, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, Professor Michael Olufisayo Ologunde, has described has 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”.