THREE students of Osun State College of Education, Ilesa, Osun State have reportedly died in a fatal accident in front of their school gate as the motorcycle conveying them had an head-on collision with an approaching vehicle.
The students, a male and two females, who were to resume lectures at the college died on the spot before any help could arrive.
According to an eye witness account, the deceased students were on the motorcycle, returning from a protest on the school campus when they ran into the approaching vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle, with registration number AE805EFY was said to have been carried away by the large crowd of students that gathered around the college gate.
Some of the students who spoke with OSUN DEFENDER at the scene of the accident in an emotion-laden voices blamed the college management for the ugly incident.
A student, Miss Ayo Raimi, emphasized that if the management had heeded the call of the students, the accident victims would have been in their lecture rooms and this incident could have been averted.
She stated that the college authority does not show concern about the welfare of the students, saying that the protest the students embarked upon was as a result of the management insensitivity to the plight of the students.
As at the time of filing this report, the names of the deceased students could be ascertained, as their bodies had been taken to Wesley Guild Hospital in Ilesa for post-mortem.
Efforts to speak with the college provost and the disbanded Student Union President proved abortive as the Provost, Mr E.O Awosolu was said to have left the campus for fear of possible attack by the students.
The students’ leader, according to one of the them, was within the campus leading the protest against the management, as his mobile phone number did not respond.