No fewer than 20 people have reportedly lost their lives while others sustained injuries in a road accident which occurred on Epinmi-Isua Akoko Road, in the Akoko South-East Local Government Area of Ondo State Yesterday.
Naija News learnt that the incident took place when two vehicles had a head-on collision with each other on the road. An eyewitness, who declined to be named, said 14-passengers Toyota bus collided with a Range Rover.
Naija News also learnt that after the collision, the two vehicles caught fire which consumed some occupants of the vehicles.
The eyewitness said, “One of the vehicles was overtaking another vehicle on the road when it collided with another vehicle coming from the opposite direction.”
He also explained that the drivers of the two vehicles survived the accident with injuries, adding that they were receiving treatment at the hospital. It was further gathered that the men of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ikare Akoko rushed to the scene of the accident and coordinate the rescue operation.
They reportedly deposited the corpses of the victims at the morgue of the Ondo State Specialist Hospital in Ikare Akoko.