At least two persons have lost their lives while others sustained injury in a road crash which occurred on Wednesday on the Ado- Iyin road in Iyin Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti State Trait News reports
It was gathered that the accident, which occurred at about 2.30pm on Wednesday, involved two vehicles.
According reaching gathered, the crash was caused when a Toyota Previa vehicle had a head on collision with a white Toyota bus before it caught fire.
It was also learnt that the Toyota Previa was heading towards Ado-Ekiti, while the bus was said to be moving towards Iyin-Ekiti.
An eye-witness who craved anonymity told our reporter that the fatal accident occurred when the Toyota Previa vehicle en-route to Ado-Ekiti was negotiating at a turning and the Toyota bus outbound the state capital was speeding.
He said two occupants of the bus were burnt to death while two occupants of the Toyota Previa survived the accident with varying degrees of injury, adding that they were receiving treatment at the hospital.
The source said, “Two buses collided with each other and immediately caught fire. Two persons were burnt to death beyond recognition, while two others escaped death.
It was gathered that the accident caused total blockage of the road at the scene of the crash, forcing motorist to divert to alternative route.
Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, ASP Sunday Abutu, confirmed the accident.
He said one person died.
Abutu said: “Only one person died. The woman got trapped inside the vehicle after the collision and the sympathisers couldn’t remove him in time.
“When the vehicle went on flame, the people were helpless and the woman got burnt to death in the process.
“However, the second person who got wounded in the same car is presently receiving treatment in the hospital.
“We appeal to road users to be mindful of their speed while driving on road. They should keep to all rules guiding driving to avert carnage and untimely death of people.”