Three persons and four cows were killed while three other persons got injured gravely in an accident that occurred at the Lotto Junction (Mowe) stretch of the Lagos – Ibadan expressway. The accident which happened on Monday night was caused by a truck conveying petroleum product which ran into herds of cattle that were leisurely crossing the expressway.
It was gathered that the truck which was heading to the direction of Ibadan, knocked down some of the cattle, killing four of them instantly but the impact also caused the truck to careen on a side of the expressway, and thereby spilling its content unto the road. But the calamity on humans struck when frictions from a towing vehicle that was dragging an accidented vehicle without tyres, caused a spark and then a ball of fire as metal parts scratched through the road surface.
The area was quickly enveloped by fire which charred three persons and also injuring three others who managed to scamper to a safe location.