No fewer than five persons have been killed and eight others severely injured during a road accident in Ondo State today.
The accident was caused by a truck which rammed int a bus along the Emure along Owo-Akure Road in the state.
The truck had the registration number AKD 880 XX while the J5 bus had registration number LSR 855 XF.
Ondo State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Ahmed Hassan, confirmed the accident on Tuesday in Akure, the state capital.
According to Hassan, the accident occurred due to speed violation and brake failure of the truck.
He said, “Two vehicles were involved in the accident at Emure in Owo Local Government Area of the state.
“13 people were involved in the crash while five died on the spot, eight were injured.
He noted that they have transmitted the victims to the Federal Medical Center, Owo, while the corpses were deposited at the morgue.