New Year’s Eve Tragedy: Eight burnt to death in Ondo road accident

Eight persons have been reported dead after a road crash which occurred at Ore, in Odigbo local government area of Ondo State.

The deceased, who were said to be transiting through the state, were burnt to death in the lone accident.

The accident occurred on the popular Oluwa Bridge at Ore.

It was said to have been caused when the tyre of the Toyota Hiace bus in which the deceased were traveling in caught fire.

Confirming the accident, the Head of Operations, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Ondo State Sector command, Segun Ogungbemide said the vehicle’s tyre got damaged before it went up in flames while on top speed.

Ogungbemide revealed that eight passengers in the bus were burnt to death in the accident and that their bodies have been deposited in the morgue.


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