At Ibaka Area of Akungba Akoko, Akoko South-West Local Government Area of Ondo State, a rice-laden trailer lost control and rammed into a market killing atleast 20 people.
According to an eyewitness,
“The accident occurred at about 7.30pm, 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.”
Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), of the state police command, confirming the incident said;
“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,”