Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure
No fewer than 30 persons on Saturday lost their lives in Akungba-Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State when a truck rammed into the market in the town.
Sunday Sun gathered that many residents of the town including students were victims of the accident.
The driver of the truck, according to an eye witness lost control of the vehicle due to brake failure and rammed into the market.
Apart from those who lost their lives, it was reliably gathered that some people sustained serious injuries as a result of the accident.
Many of the victims who sustained injuries are already receiving medical treatment at the state Specialist hospital, Akungba-Akoko, while the deceased have been deposited at the morgue of the hospital.
The truck, sources said was coming from the northern part of the country, while its destination was unknown as at press time.
A resident of the town said, “the trailer was descending from Okerigbo hill near Adekunle Ajasin University when it lost control as a result of the faulty brake.”
The state sector commander of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) could not be reached for comments as at press time.