No fewer than nine persons were yesterday burnt to death in an auto crash at Omotosho Step Down Bridge on the Ore-Lagos expressway in Odigbo LGA of Ondo State.
LEADERSHIP Weekend learnt that the accident involved two vehicles, a white Toyota Hiace bus with registration number FKJ 095 XE and a Honda Accord Saloon car.
Confirming the incident, a commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ore Unit, Sikiru Alonge, said the remains of the victims had been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital in Ore.
According to Alonge, “Nine persons were burnt to death in a ghastly accident which happened on Ore-Lagos expressway early this morning.
“The accident was caused by a tyre burst which caused a head-on collision which later resulted in a fire blast which burnt all occupants of the vehicles beyond recognition.”
Alonge, however, advised motorists to always maintain the speed limit, concentrate, and exercise patience while driving.
He equally urged the drivers to always obey all traffic rules and regulations while driving to save their lives and other passengers.