James Sowole in Akure
Many people were feared killed when a rice ladden trailer lost control and rammed into a market at Ibaka Area of Akungba Akoko, Akoko South-West Local Government Area of Ondo State late Saturday.
An eyewitness said the trailer loaded with bags of rice had a brake failure, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and veered off the road into the market where it killed many people.
The eyewitness said, “‘The accident occured at about 7.30pm, when the trailer loaded with bags of rice rammed into the stalls in the market. As I am talking to you about 20 people must have been killed because we have removed over 10 dead bodies under the trailer and many are still trapped under the trailer.”
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the state police command, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, who confirmed the crash said about eight/persons had been confirmed dead.
“As we speak now eight people have been confirmed dead in the accident and we can still have more because we still have many people trapped under the trailer,” Ikoro said.
As at the time of filling this report, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), was yet to confirm the traguc incident.