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How 11 passengers burnt to death in Ondo auto crash

Although details were still sketchy, some eyewitnesses gave accounts of the  auto crash that occurred at Soka Bridge in Ore, Odigbo council area of Ondo…

Although details were still sketchy, some eyewitnesses gave accounts of the  auto crash that occurred at Soka Bridge in Ore, Odigbo council area of Ondo state on Sunday, claiming the lives of eleven occupants.

According to an eye witness, the trailer drove against traffic (passed through one way) and in the process collided with the Marcopollo bus which was coming from the Benin highway.

The Federal Road Safety Corps, Unit Commander in Ore, Mr. Sikiru Alonge, confirmed the crash.

Alonge said the incident had caused traffic gridlock along the route and all eleven persons were burnt beyond recognition.

“The Fire has been extinguished, while the traffic is being controlled on the Benin/Lagos Lane,” he said, adding: “Efforts are in top gear with other security agencies to remove crashed vehicles from the road.

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