By: Oluwatosin Adesola
Report from Ikare Akoko in Ondo state indicates that a truck carrying petroleum content has crashed in a very busy commercial area of Okorun quarter, killing some people on the spot while some are on the danger list.
SUNSHINETRUTH gathered that the truck coming from Ado Ekiti axis of Ikare-Ado road lost control on the hilly area and crashed to the commercial area around a police station at Okorun Ikare.
An eyewitness account says many people were also injured in the accident and they have been rushed to the State Specialist Hospital Ikare.
Among the dead people were a pregnant woman and her two children who feared killed in an auto crash involving a diesel tanker, truck and six motorcycles in Ikare.
Scores were reportedly injured as the truck carrying petroleum content crashed at a commercial area of Okorun quarter, killing the deceased while many were injured.
The trailer conveying diesel had a break failure and crashed into a truck which eventually crushed the commercial motor-cyclists.
Reports had it that several of the dead were said to be motorcycle riders.
While eyewitnesses said the number of deaths have risen to eight, the spokesman for the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Omotola Ogungbawo, confirmed only four deaths.
Officials of the FRSC said that the accident involved two trucks, four motorcycles and six other vehicles.
It was gathered that officials of the FRSC, police, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps rushed to the scene to carry out a rescue operation.