Yesterday, Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti State Governor, declared a three-day statewide prayer for the repose of the souls of the six students of the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, who died on Monday night in an auto accident.
The accident which occurred around 7.30 pm in front of the main gate of the institution when a Lexus car rammed into a commercial minibus plying the institution.
The governor, who made the declaration during a sympathy visit to the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, said that the prayer was also meant to prevent a recurrence of such terrible incidences.
The PUNCH reports that findings according to one of its correspondents who visited the hospital on Tuesday revealed that the right leg of one of the two survivors had been amputated.
An inside hospital source said, “The accident badly affected his right leg and he lost so much blood. His leg was amputated to save his life.”
The Ekiti State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Maiwada Ismaila, confirmed that eight persons were involved in the accident, while five died on the spot.
Ismaila said, “One later died in the hospital. But the two survivors are still in the Accident and Emergency Unit of the hospital receiving treatment.”
Reports have it that five male students and one female student died in the accident.
Five of them were in the car while the bus driver had two persons with him including a female, who survived the accident.
Credit: PM News Nigeria