Nigeria—Seven persons were reportedly burnt to death on Wednesday in a lone accident that involved a commercial bus along Akure-Ilesa express road, Osun State.
It has been gathered that the accident occurred at about 3:45 am. The bus rammed into a billboard along Ilesha/Osu expressway on speed.
It was learned that the vehicle, which was coming from Zamfara State, caught fire. The Field Commandant of Osun Security Network codenamed ‘Amotekun’, Comrade Amitolu Shittu, confirmed the accident.
Comrade Amitolu Shittu, said: “We were on patrol around 3:45 am at Ilesha when the accident occurred.
“The vehicle was on top speed when it ran into a billboard. The vehicle was carrying two motorcycles and passengers.
“Some passengers were burnt beyond recognition. The FRSC and Fire Service joined us.”
Corroborating, the Sector Commander FRSC Osun State, Paul Okpe, also confirmed it.
He disclosed that the seven-person were killed in the accident and four of them burnt beyond recognition.
“The accident happened around 4:40 am at Osu in Ilesa, 2kilometres from Brewery Junction.
“It is a Toyota Hiace is white in color and 7 people died and four burnt beyond recognition,” he said.