8 Die in Ondo Road Accident

At least eight persons have reportedly died in a road accident at the Bagbe axis of the Ondo-Ore Expressway in Ondo State on Tuesday.

It was also gathered that many others also sustained injuries in the Road crash.

The accident involved an 18-passenger Toyota Hiace bus with registration number ARC 616 XA and a truck with no number plate.

An eyewitness said the crash occurred when the bus was trying to overtake another vehicle, thereby colliding with the truck at the other lane of the road.

The incident was said to have caused traffic logjam for several hours and it took the intervention of the men of the Ondo Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps and the policemen before the road was cleared.

An officer of the FRSC, who did not want his name mentioned said the accident happened as a result of speed limit violation and dangerous overtaking on the part of the vehicles involved.

He said bodies of those who lost their lives in the accident had been taken to the mortuary of a hospital while the injured too were also taken to the hospital for treatment.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the incident and said the victims had been taken to the hospital.

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