No fewer than five people, including two children, have died in a road crash involving a bus and a truck in Ore Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The Head of Operations, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Mr Olusegun Ogungbemide who confirmed the incident to journalists in Akure said the accident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday.
“On September 17, 2019, at about 7:15 am along km 46, Adekunle area in Ore, a bus, Toyota Hiace, marked AKL 930 YY and one articulated vehicle, Man Diesel, marked FGB 747 XA, were involved in a crash,” he said.
According to him, five of the 13 passengers involved in the accident died instantly while seven others sustained various degrees of injury.
The victims were immediately rushed to nearby hospitals.
Ogungbemide believes that the accident was a result of over speeding and an attempt to overtake other vehicles.
He, therefore, warned motorists to be more careful.