No fewer than five persons were crushed to death by a fully loaded petrol tanker on Monday at Celica area on new Ife-Ibadan road, Egbeda Local Government Area in Oyo State.

According to reports, the petroleum tanker lost control and rammed into a Micra car thereby plunging into a nearby ditch with the car.

The state Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Sector Commander, Uche Chukwurah, confirmed the incident in an interview with NAN on Monday.

Mrs Chukwurah described the accident as fatal, resulting to the death of five persons comprising of three male and two female adults.

The sector commander revealed that the tanker had a brake failure, lost control and rammed into the Micra car leading to the death of all passengers in the Micra car.

“The whole people inside the Micra car were crushed to death and nobody was rescued alive.

“The deceased have been deposited at the Adeoyo Hospital mortuary,” she added.

Mrs Chukwurah further said that men of the Fire Service were also at the scene to prevent a fire outbreak in the area.

NAN