By Mojisola Oladele

Tragedy struck at Ode-Omu, Osun State, Saturday morning when a car whose occupants were said to be students of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, rammed into a motorcycle, killing four persons, including a bike man.

According to witness account the motorcycle, was conveying a woman simply identified as Cecilia and her three children to Oogi town after a vigil when the incident occurred around Obada market, Ode-Omu.

The bike man , the mother and two of her children died instantly with only the youngest child surviving.

Angered by the incidents, some residents chased after the occupants of the car who tried to run away and caught two of them while one person reportedly escaped.

The residents reportedly set those caught on fire but they were said to have been rescued by the Police.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mrs Yemisi Opalola, said Police officers were able to rescue those set on fire on time and taken to an Hospital in Osogbo for adequate treatment.

Mrs. Opalola added that normalcy had since returned to the Area.

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