More than 10 people were feared dead in Akungba Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State, on Saturday night when the driver of a trailer lost control of the vehicle crushing several traders and pedestrians at a market in Akungba Akoko area.
The driver of the trailer which was loaded with bags of rice was said to have lost control while descending a hill in the Ikare axis and rammed into the market in Akungba Akoko, killing over 10 people and injuring many others.
According to an eyewitness, the trailer was coming from Akungba axis of the town and heading towards Akure when the driver lost control and rammed into the popular Ibaka
He disclosed that victims of the incident were already being moved to the hospital.
“The accident occurred at about 7.30 p.m., when the trailer loaded with bags of rice rammed into the stalls in the market.
“As I am talking to you, about 10 people must have been killed because we have removed dead bodies and many are still trapped under the trailer.”
The Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, who confirmed the crash, said about eight persons have been confirmed, died.
“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.”
The Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps confirm the incident is still under investigation.