No fewer than 10 persons including women and children were burnt to death in a ghastly road accident that occurred in Ile-ife, Osun state on Sunday.
The accident occurred around 12:00 noon in front of a filling station, few metres away from the popular Mayfair roundabout, when an Urvan 18-seater commercial bus collided with a diesel laden tanker that was negotiating a u-turn.
The accident which involved an 18 Seated Urvan Commercial Bus plying Ore/Ondo – Ibadan road and a diesel laden tanker with Lagos registration plate MUS 702 XH.
The bus was said to be coming from Ondo state.
An eyewitnesses blame the extent of the damage on lack of quick response to the fire that imploded and burnt most of the passengers beyond recognition.
The 18-seater commercial bus also carried some heavy metal objects which further propelled the bus and caused serious injuries to the passengers upon the collision before the bus caught fire.
Only two passengers were said to have been rescued and taken alive to a nearest private hospital.
When Renaissance contacted the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Osun State,Mr Anthony Oko, on telephone he confirmed the incident.
“He said no fewer than 14 persons were burnt to death”.
As the time of filing this report the driver of of tanker is no where to be found.
By Saheed Adeyemi,Osogbo.