Michael Chukwuebuka, Reporting
NO fewer than 11 persons were burnt beyond recognition in a Sunday morning accident along Benin–Ore express road in Ondo State.
The fatal accident, which involved a trailer and a Marcopollo bus, occurred at Soka Bridge, Ore, Odigbo Local Government Area.
The identities of the 11 victims are yet to be ascertained as of press time.
A witness claimed that the accident was caused by a trailer driving on one way.
“The trailer passed through one way and in the process, collided with the Marcopollo bus which is (was) coming from Benin axis.
“The bus caught fire in the process,” he said.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ore Unit Commander, Mr Sikiru Alonge, while addressing correspondents via phone call, confirmed the incident.
He said that the incident caused traffic congestion along the route, adding that all the 11 persons were burnt beyond recognition.
“The fire has been extinguished, while the traffic is being controlled on the Benin/Lagos Lane.
“Efforts are on top gear with other security agencies to remove crashed vehicles from the road,” Alonge said.