Tragedy struck at the ancient city of Ogbomoso as no fewer than two students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso on Tuesday lost their lives in a ghastly auto mishap that occurred in the early hours of on Tuesday.
It was gathered that five of the students of the institution were involved in the accident that occurred along Aroje road, opposite Bovas Petroleum station, Ogbomoso.
Those who were involved included two of the students simply identified as Seun also known as Young Prof in 400 level and Dr. Sleem, 400 level.
The duo died on the spot.
Sympathisers including students and security agents thronged the scene with deep sorrow, as some wept profusely over the unfortunate loss of human lives.
Others are a 400 level student identified as, Hon. Yusluv, another student identified as Yunus who is in 500 level and Mayor Timmy [Graduating class].
It was further learnt that Yunus is still in a state of comma in the hospital, while other remaining students were receiving treatment at the hospital.
The cause of the accident was unknown, however, some eyewitnesses attributed it to over-speeding and dangerous overtaking.
The institution, while confirming the death of the students, described it as devastating and tragic.
LAUTECH Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Olufisayo Ologunde, while speaking on the sad occurrence, prayed to God to give the entire University community the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
The VC 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 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.
“He 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”.