Not less than 20 persons have been reported dead in a ghastly motor accident in isua road Akoko south LG in ondo state
Sources revealed that the accident occurred when a 14-passenger Toyota Hiace bus had an headlong collision with a Range Rover SUV, and caught fire on the spot.
“One of the vehicles’ driver was overtaking another vehicle along the road when it collided with the other coming from the opposite direction,” the source said.
He, however, noted that the drivers of the two vehicles survived the accident but sustained various degrees of injuries, receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
It was also leant that after the collision, the two vehicles caught fire which consumed some occupants of the vehicles.
It was further gathered that the men of Federal Road Safety Corps in Ikare Akoko rushed to the scene of the accident and coordinate the rescue operation.
It was learnt that the bodies had been deposited at the morgue of Ondo State Specialist Hospital, Ikare Akoko.
While the state FRSC Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mrs. Antonia Oni, when contacted, said she could not confirm the accident immediately because she was out of the state on an official duty, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Femi Joseph, confirmed the accident, attributing it to the reckless driving of the vehicles involved.
“It was a sad day, 15 people initially died in the fire, they were burnt beyond recognition while five others died on the way to the hospital. We can also confirmed that the accident occurred as a result of reckless driving,” Joseph said.