No fewer than 19 human beings lost their lives on Saturday following a avenue coincidence on the Akure/Owo motorway.
The passengers, who had been burnt beyond reputation were stated to be in transit to the northern a part of the usa via Ondo State where the twist of fate happened.
It turned into gathered that the twist of fate befell on the Oba-Ile axis of the road in Akure North Local Government Area of the country while a bus had a head-on collision with a truck.
According to an eyewitness, the coincidence additionally affected other motors, which went up in flames upon effect.
He stated that the accident involved an 18-passenger bus with variety plate; YLA 25 XU and a truck with the registration wide variety; GG 873 XM
“The truck became coming from Owo cease of the road. The driver lost manipulate while he was seeking to avoid a pothole. He swerved off to the alternative lane and collided with the bus, which changed into coming from Lagos, heading in the direction of the northern part of the united states.
“Immediately the two vehicles collided, they caught fireplace and burnt all of the occupants of the bus. The victims had been burnt beyond recognition.”
Confirming the incident, the Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, Femi Joseph advised that the bodies of the accident sufferers that had been deposited at mortuary of the nation Specialist Hospital, Akure.
“It turned into a case of a head-on collision while the truck desired to avoid a pothole on the street. The motive force and the motor boy of the truck survived the accident but we’re but to recognise their whereabouts,” he said.