11 dead, eight injured in Ondo accident


Eleven persons died yesterday and eight others injured in an accident on the Ile-Ife/Ondo Road.

Police sources said the accident was caused by reckless driving and over speeding by the drivers of a Toyota Camry and a bus.

It was gathered that one of the car’s tyres burst and lost control. It collided with a commercial bus in the opposite direction. The two vehicles were razed.

The accident, which occurred at the boundary of Osun and Ondo states, disrupted free flow of traffic for several hours.

A police source said eight of the bus’ passengers, including a toddler, were injured.

It was learnt that the victims were rushed to the Trauma Hospital in Ondo town.

Some others were reportedly burnt beyond recognition, their remains have been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital, Ondo.

Police spokesman Wole Ogodo could not be reached for comments.

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