Scene of the accident

20 persons burnt to death in Oyo road accident

No fewer than 20 passengers were burnt to death on Friday in an accident that occurred at Maya/Lanlate Junction in Ibarapa East Local Government area of Oyo State.

It was gathered that the incident involved a commercial bus and a Sienna car.

Confirming the incident, Mr Gbenga Obalowo, the Chairman, Ibarapa East Local Government, said that he led a rescue team to the scene of the accident, describing the incident as pathetic and unfortunate.

He sympathised with the families of those who lost their lives in the accident.

It was learnt that the two vehicles were travelling in opposite direction when they had head on collusion following which the vehicles caught fire immediately.

A witness said that 20 passengers involved in the incident were burnt beyond recognition.

However, the FRSC Sector Commander in Oyo State, Joshua Adekanye, could not be reached for comments on the incident as several calls put to him were not answered.

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