No fewer than two students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso on Tuesday lost their lives during a road accident that occurred in Ogbomoso.
REPUBLICAN 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 identified as Seun also known as Young Prof in 400 level and Dr. Sleem, a 400 level student.
The duo died on the spot.
Others were a 400 level student identified as, Hon. Yusluv, another student identified as Yunus, who is in 500 level and Mayor Timmy [Graduating class].
REPUBLICAN gathered that Yunus is still in a state of comma in the hospital while other remaining students are receiving treatments at the hospital.
The institution, while confirming the death of the students, described it as devastating.
LAUTECH Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Olufisayo Ologunde, while speaking, prayed to God to give the entire University community the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
The VC in a statement said that he was personally involved in the efforts at rescuing the students.
Ologunde in his reaction said, “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.
“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.”