No fewer than eight students of the Obafemi Awolowo University escaped death yesterday in Ekiti state when the Aluta Jet 1 donated by Sen. Iyiola Omisore crashed as it tumbled three times.
The incident happened at Igede, Ado-Ekiti road, at about 4:30pm when a group led by one of the student leaders(name withheld) on their way to a naming ceremony in Ado-Ekiti.
An eyewitness, who prefers anonymity said, "it was just one lady among the group that sustained minor injury."
He stated further that they were taken to the General Hospital in Ado-Ekiti after the incident but the doctors on duty refused to attend to them.
"The students presented their Identity Cards, yet, the doctors insisted that they must pay certain fee before they would be attended to. Though, they were later attended to at a private hospital nearby but it was kind of late," he said.
Meanwhile, on getting to the Students' Union building of the institution, our correspondent gathered that the students are now back on campus, and in good shape even though they were reluctant to speak on the incident at first.
This will be the second accident involving the aluta jets of the Students' Union, the first occurred while in the care of UJCM.