It was really a black end of the month, black Saturday and a great loss at the Ibaka Area of Akungba Akoko, Akoko South-West Local Government Area of Ondo State this Saturday evening as several persons have been confirmed dead in a road accident that occurred when a trailer which rammed into a market and killed many people.
The trailer was said to be loaded with bags of rice had a brake failure, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crashed into Ibaka market.
An The eyewitness said,
“The accident occurred about 7.30 pm, when the trailer loaded with bags of rice rammed into the stalls in the market. As I am talking to you, about 20 people must have been killed because we have removed over 10 dead bodies under the trailer and many are still trapped under the trailer.”
The Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the crash and said that;
“As we speak now, eight people have been confirmed dead in the accident and we can still have more because we still have many people trapped under the trailer.”