Six persons reportedly died on the spot and 10 others sustained serious injuries in a ghastly lone accident that involved a Benue State-bound bus from Ogbomoso. Eyewitnesses said the incident occurred on a bridge between Ajowa and Gedegede in Akoko Northwest local government area of Ondo State.
Sources said it was the heavy bang from the vehicle that attracted residents of Gedegede who rushed there and met the vehicle in flames. Men of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Ikare unit rushed to the scene to rescue accident victims with the community residents.
The Ondo State Sector Commander of FRSC, Commander Rotimi Adeleye, attributed the carnage to recklessness of the driver and the night journey, which might have affected his visibility. He also noted that tiredness due to sleepless night and over speeding in the sharp corner, close to the bridge might be another cause of the incident.
Also in Akure, the state capital, two young men, including a popular entertainer, simply called Tobi and his friend (name unknown) died in a road crash near the popular St. Peter’s College area, Adegbola junction. They were alleged to be coming from a clubhouse at about 4:00a.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle, which forced it to veer off the median and crashed. Read more