National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) has said that eight students of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba died last Saturday in a road accident.
It said the injured were receiving treatment in various hospitals. A truck conveying cement from Kogi State rammed into shops close to the university gate, killing the eight students and injuring others.
National President of NANS, Asefon Sunday Dayo, who spoke to journalists in Akure, the state capital, yesterday, said the truck owner was yet to pay a condolence visit to the families of the deceased students, adding that the truck would henceforth not come within 1000m of any campus located along any highway across the country.
“We demand for compensation for their families,” Asefon said.
The Student Union Government of the institution also accused the state government of insensitivity to the four injured students at the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, and not caring about their hospital bills.
Also, 11 commuters, one of whom a child, sustained varying degrees of injuries as three vehicles collided at Upper Iweka, Onitsha, Anambra State.
The accident happened on Monday, with 17 persons on board.