The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has declared a three-day state-wide 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 occurred around 7.30 pm in front of the main gate of the institution when a Lexus car rammed into a commercial mini bus 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.
According to Punch newspaper, it was revealed on Tuesday that the right leg of one of the two survivors had been amputated. A 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.
“One later died in the hospital. But the two survivors are still in the Accident and Emergency Unit of the hospital receiving treatment,” he said.
Five of them were in the car while the bus driver had two persons with him including a female, who survived the accident.