Tragedy struck at Molete area of Ibadan on Sunday, when a tanker loaded with gas lost control and overran traders at Bode Market.
As at Press time, it was gathered that the tanker crushed five (5) persons to death and injured several others.
The truck, which was said to be heading towards Molete area, had break failure and lost control at around Idi Arere area in Ibadan.
Sources said, the driver was said to have tried in vain to bring the vehicle to a halt but it swerved into the market where it ran over some traders.
A resident of the area told our correspondent that security agents and fire fighters had arrived at the scene.
The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in the state, Uche Chukwurah, could not be reached as at press time.