No fewer than 20 persons have been reportedly killed when a truck crashed into a market at Ibaka in Akungba Akoko, Akoko South-West Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The incident occurred on Saturday evening.
The trailer, which was loaded with bags of rice, had a brake failure that resulted it to run into the market crushing the victims.
An eyewitness said, “The accident occurred about 7.30pm, when the trailer loaded with bags of rice rammed into the stalls in the market.
“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 State Public Relations Officer, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the crash, saying about eight persons had already been confirmed dead.
He 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.”