ONDO, Nigeria – Five people were on Thursday evening burnt to death following a road accident that occurred in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
It was gathered that the accident occurred after a head-on-collision between an 18 passenger Toyota bus with number plate MKD 341 XA and J5 bus with a registration number BDG 330 AP.
According to eyewitnesses, the accident happened at Oyoyo camp area of Ipele in Owo Local Government with the two vehicles going up in flames, which was attributed to wrong overtaking.
Confirming the accident, the Head of Operations, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Ondo Sector, Olusegun Ogungbemide stated that the “Toyota bus with 18 passengers was coming From Lagos and was heading to Markurdi in Benue State while the J5 bus was coming from Benin was heading towards Owena in Osun State.
“On getting to Oyoyo camp mine the two vehicles had on head collision. As a result the two vehicles were burnt beyond recognition.
“The names and addresses of the two drivers are yet unknown 14 victims have been taken to Federal Medical Centre, Owo for treatment while about five victims and vehicle burnt to ashes burnt vehicles have been removed from the highway to allow free flow traffic.”