April 20, 2024

Accident At Ore claims Lives

About 11 passengers of a Marcopollo bus were burnt to death in a fatal road accident, which involved a trailer at Soka Bridge in Ore, the headquarters of Odigbo Local Council of Ondo State yesterday.


Speaking to an eyewitness, the accident was caused by the truck driver, who drove against traffic at excessive speed. The eyewitness who gave her name as Moyosore disclosed that the truck rammed into the Marcopollo bus, which was said to be coming from the Benin axis.


She said: “The trailer was the one that caused the accident. It passed through one way, and the driver was going at full speed.


“It was when it got to Soka Bridge that it collided with the Marcopollo bus, coming from Benin Road. The bus caught fire immediately.” Following the accident, there was a huge traffic snarl on the busy Benin-Lagos expressway, which took the men of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) a while to clear.


Confirming the accident, the FRSC Unit Commander in Ore, Sikiru Alonge, stated that the 11 passengers were burnt beyond recognition.


“Efforts are in top gear with other security agencies to remove crashed vehicles from the road,” Alonge said. He urged motorists to always obey traffic rules to avert avoidable tragedies.

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