Many Feared Dead As Trailer Crashes Into Ondo Market
Many people were feared killed in a road accident that occurred at the Ibaka area of Akungba Akoko, Akoko South-West Local Government Area of Ondo State on Saturday evening.
The PUNCH gathered that eight persons have been confirmed dead.
It was gathered that the accident involved a trailer driver who ran his truck into a busy market, killing many people.
According to an eyewitness, the trailer loaded with bags of rice had brakes failure, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crashed into the market.
He said, “The accident occurred about 7.30 pm, 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 Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the crash.
He said, “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.”