Deaths

Two killed in Edo farmers – herders Clash

  Two persons were reportedly killed on Monday in a clash between farmers and herdsmen in Sobe, Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State. It was gathered that trouble started over the alleged slaughtering of an 11-year-old boy, who had gone to fetch firewood for his family. An eyewitness said the boy, whose body was found on Sunday inside a bush, was allegedly killed by herdsmen grazing on the farm. The eyewitness, who sought anonymity, said the boy’s relatives from the Kwale extraction mobilised the youth for a reprisal, went after the herders, and killed one of them in the process. Chairman of the local government, Mr Frank Ilaboya, [Read]

Two die in Ogun auto – crash

Two persons were confirmed dead in an accident involving a Mack truck around Akankan Village via Olodo on Abeokuta-Ibadan Highway on Saturday.  Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi the Spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps ( TRACE) confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Sunday. Akinbiyi explained that the accident which occurred around 5:05pm was caused by excessive speed which led to loss of control and made the truck to summersault. He said that two persons were involved in the accident, saying that one of them died on the spot while the other died in the hospital. He added that the deceased had been deposited at General Hospital morgue in Odeda and [Read]

180 Feared Dead As Ukrainian Plane crashes in Iran [PHOTOS]

A Ukrainian plane has crashed in Iran, killing All the 180 passengers and crew on board. Aljazeera quotes Iranian media, Red Crescent as saying the Boeing 737-800 jet crashed near Parand, a suburb southwest of capital Tehran shortly after take-off. The crash occurred few hours after Iran attacked military bases in Iraq housing U.S. troops in retaliation for the killing of an Iranian general by the U.S. The flight was reportedly travelling to Boryspil International Airport in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. An investigation team from the national aviation department was dispatched to the location after the news was announced. We will give more reports in upcoming bulletins,” Reza Jafarzadeh, [Read]

Several feared dead as gas explosion rocks Kaduna

  Several people have been reported dead in a gas explosion that rocked a shop along Kachia road in Sabon Tasha, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna. The cause of the gas explosion is not yet known at the time of filing this report, but the sound from the explosion attracted people within and outside Sabon Tasha to the scene. It was reported that the ship where the gas explosion occurred went up into flames and the level of casualty has not been ascertained. Police personnel have however condoned off the scene to avoid looting of property. Meanwhile, vehicles have been directed to follow a different route to avoid further [Read]

New Year Eve Tragedy: Motorcyclist, Passenger Crushed To Death By Truck In Ogun

ABEOKUTA – Tragedy struck on Tuesday evening in Ogun State as a motorcyclist and his passenger were crushed to death by a truck belonging to a multinational cement company. The ugly incident happened at Imowo Eleran along Ibadan road, in Ijebu-Ode area of the State. The driver of the truck was said to have crushed the motorcyclist and his passenger from behind, as they were reported to have died on the spot. Eyewitness account said an irate mob immediately set ablaze the ill-fated truck and another belonging to the same company. SEE ALSO: Tragedy As Another Federal Lawmaker, Gawo Dies in Dubai on New Year Eve Confirming the incident, the Public [Read]

Two die, Nine injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident

ABEOKUTA – Two persons were confirmed dead while nine others sustained various degrees of injuries in a lone accident involving a Toyota Hiace commercial bus around new Makun city on Lagos-Ibadan expressway.  Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta. Akinbiyi explained that the accident occurred around 3:55pm and was caused by excessive speeding which resulted into tyre burst. He stated that 14 people were involved in the accident, saying that nine sustained injuries while two persons consisting of two female died. SEE ALSO: Yuletide: NEWS FLAKES NIGERIA Publisher Felicitates with Nigerians, Other Global Fans, Advocates Tolerance [Read]

100-passenger bound plane crashes mid-air

A plane with 100 people on board has crashed in Kazakhstan, killing at least nine people, officials say. Not less than nine people have reportedly died as an aircraft with one hundred people on board has crashed in Kazakhstan. The Bek Air aircraft went down shortly after it took off at Almaty airport on Friday morning local time. A Reuters reporter close to the scene said there was heavy fog in the area. The airport said there were survivors. The plane was en route from Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city, to the country’s capital of Nur-Sultan. Information about the cause of the crash is not known. Almaty’s airport said there were [Read]

Five killed, many injured in Boxing Day Ilorin-Ogbomoso auto-crash

OGBOMOSO – Five persons were feared dead with several others injured in an auto crash involving two vehicles along the Ilorin-Ogbomoso Road on Thursday.  According to eyewitnesses, the crash occurred at exactly 3:47p.m as a result of dangerous overtaking by an Ilorin-bound vehicle. An eyewitness, Mr. Ade Akanmu, said four people died on the spot while the last person died before getting to the hospital. Akanmu said, “It was a gory sight. Two vehicles were involved, one is a Mitsubishi Lancer marked OYO GBY 322AA with another car with registration number OYO RUW 135 XA. “The accident, which occurred at Ladokun in Surulere North LCDA area of Oyo State, happened [Read]

BREAKING: Black Thursday as 28 family members die in Bauchi auto-crash

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that no fewer than 28 persons said to be members of the same family were reportedly burnt beyond recognition in a fatal auto crash that occurred on the Bauchi-Ningi federal highway in Bauchi State. The PUNCH learnt that the crash occurred in the early hours of Thursday. Speaking to our source’s Correspondent in a telephone interview, a relation of the victims, Abdullahi Yamadi, confirmed the incident and described it as “very sad.” Yamadi, who is the Secretary, North-West Zone of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, said the deceased were all his relatives. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Abiodun Transmits Names of 18 Commissioner-Nominees To Ogun Assembly for Approval [Read]

Two die, pregnant woman injured in Osogbo road crash; Osun Govt reacts

Two people were killed on Saturday in ghastly motor accident that involved two vehicles and a motorcycle on Saturday claimed two lives at LAMECO filling station roundabout in Osogbo, the state capital. The other person, understood to be a pregnant woman who survived the accident but was seriously injured, was promptly taken to the hospital by men of the Osun State owned ambulance service, O’Ambulance. The remains of the commercial motorcyclist badly mutilated while his fairly complexion lady passenger had her legs crushed in the accident was sighted by our correspondent. It was gathered that the driver of the sand carrying truck with registration number FNN 364 XA that was [Read]

Black Tuesday As Two Die in Ogun accident

  Two people have lost their lives, in an accident that involved an Actros truck (TSL) marked ABC-580-XS and an unmarked Bajaj motorcycle, at Ago Igbala area of Ibafo, in Ogun state. Spokesman of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi who made this known said, an eye witness account said the accident was caused by overspeeding by the truck driver, which led to the truck hitting the motorcycle from the rear. Akinbiyi said two males and one female were involved in the accident, with one male and the female losing their lives in the process, while the other male was unhurt. He added that the [Read]

Tragedy As Naked Wire Electrocutes Ten Inmates, Injures Several Others in Ikoyi Prison

Ten inmates of the Ikoyi Correctional Centre formerly known as Ikoyi Medium Prisons have been reportedly electrocuted and many others have also sustained injuries by a naked electric cable. The incident occurred on Monday morning leaving survivors battling for their lives in an undisclosed hospital. Meanwhile, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola reacting through the Press Officer, Ministry of Interior, Jane idOani9964 said: “The attention of the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola (@raufaregbesola) has been drawn to an electrocution incidence at the Ikoyi Medium Security Prison in Lagos. “The minister has directed a quick investigation into the root cause and the ministry will in the next few hours share [Read]

Two children die, 23 others injured as gas station explodes in Lagos [PHOTOS]

  LAGOS – Not fewer than four persons including two children have been confirmed dead and 23 others suffered severe injuries following an explosion at a gas store at Aduke street in the Ajegunle area of Lagos state. Speaking on the incident, the General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Femi Oke-Osayintolu, said other adjoining shops were burnt down in the morning inferno. Oke-Osanyintolu confurmed that 23 persons were injured adding that those suffered burns have been evacuated to the Burn Unit, Gbagada General Hospital. According to him, five persons including three children and two adult female were severely burnt and currently admitted at the Gbagada hospital. [Read]

19 die as plane crashes in DR Congo

CONGO – Not less than 17 passengers and two crew members are feared dead after a small aircraft they were onboard, crashed into a densely populated area of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo yesterday November 24th. The plane, operated by the company Busy Bee, crashed during takeoff for a flight to the city of Beni, a government official said in a statement. The number of fatalities is not yet clear. The Dornier plane was en route to Beni, 350 kilometres north of Goma (220 miles), when it went down. “There were 17 passengers on board and two crew members. It took off around 9-9.10 am (0700 GMT),” Busy [Read]

Tragedy As Landslides, Floods Kill 24 in Kenya

NAIROBI – Landslides and floods caused by torrential rains have killed at least 24 people in Kenya, officials said on Saturday. At least 17 people were buried overnight by landslides in West Pokot County, north of the capital Nairobi, county commissioner Apollo Okello told dpa. A family of seven people was swept away by floods in another part of the county, Okello said. An undisclosed number of people were missing on Saturday, while infrastructure including roads and bridges had been damaged, according to Emmanuel Ameme, a coordinator for the National Government Affirmative Action Fund. Heavy rainfall continued on Saturday, with the Kenya Red Cross sending rescue teams into affected areas. [Read]