Reports coming from Akungba Akoko, the town home to the state-owned Adekunle Ajasin University is that many lives have been lost following multiple car crash on Sunday night.
The Precision NG reports that Tolu Babaleye, a social media commentator and indigene of the town confirmed the incident as very tragic.
“This accident is terrible, over 7 vehicles involved. Many are dead and many are missing. May God heal the land!,” he stated on his Facebook profile.
An eyewitness who narrated the
incident said a trailer had a brake failure, which led to the death of about 6 people at the post office area of the town at around 9pm.
Meanwhile, the Ondo Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed three persons dead in a multiple accident that occurred near Premiere Hotel, Akungba close to the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba.
It said the accident which happened on Sunday night involved a white Toyota Hiace bus marked BDG 731 XT, a blue Mercedez Benz towing truck and a blue DAF Trailer.
But eyewitnesses had earlier said the accident involved several vehicles which the trailer rammed into.
The witnesses claimed many persons were trapped as at the time of the accident even as some fell into a nearby river.
But spokesman for the Ondo FRSC, Omotola Ogungbawo, said nobody fell into the river and no one has been declared missing.
Omotola said 11 persons were injured in the accident.
She said the injured victims were rushed to General Hospital Ikare while the corpses were deposited at the General Hospital Iwaro.