Not less than 11 persons were burnt to death on Sunday at the Soka Bridge in Ore, Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The identities of the victims are yet to be known as of the time of filing this report.

The accident was a collision between a heavy duty trailer and a luxury Marcopollo bus.

An eyewitness said the accident was caused by the trailer who drove against traffic.

“The trailer passed through one way and in the process collided with the Marcopollo bus which was coming from Benin road. The bus caught fire in the process,” the source said.

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

He said the incident caused traffic congestion along the route and all the eleven persons were burnt beyond recognition.

“The Fire has been extinguished, while the traffic is being controlled on the Benin/Lagos Lane,” said Mr Alonge.

“Efforts are on top gear with other security agencies to remove crashed vehicles from the road.”

He, however, urged motorists to always obey all traffic rules to avert further tragedy.

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