Nothing less than 20 people have been reportedly killed in a ghastly road accident at Lanlate, Maya junction in Ibarapa East Local Government area of Oyo State.
The accident occurred on Friday evening when a commercial bus collided with a Sienna car resulting in a fire outbreak
NigeriaCrime.com learned that the incident was a result of a collision that led to a fire explosion that consumed more than 20 persons.
However, two passengers who were rescued survived while others were burnt beyond recognition.
The Chairman of the Local Government area, Gbenga Obalowo who led a rescue team to the scene described it as pathetic and unfortunate.
He, therefore, sympathised with the families of the victims and disclosed that the two survivors were currently receiving medical attention at Awojobi Hospital in Eruwa, while the corpses of other passengers have been deposited at a morgue.
“It was a fatal accident hence it was a gory sight. We counted over twenty human bodies burnt completely. I learned they had a head-on collision and the two vehicles, a commercial bus and a Sienna which were both conveying passengers caught fire and got burnt beyond repair.
“Families whose loved ones usually ply this road and are yet to be reached should please contact parks in and around the town to confirm the identities of the victims in their manifests. I pray to the Lord to continue to guide and protect us wherever we may be.
“Though no one is perfect, our drivers however need to avoid overspeeding. Many lives have been lost to avoidable road accidents.” He stated.