On Thursday, a total of 10 passengers died from burn injuries on the Oyo-Ogbomoso road. In a head-on collision involving a Mazda and a Toyota Hiace passenger bus, the passengers were completely burned.
The incident was confirmed by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in an interview on Thursday in Ibadan.
Joshua Adekanye, the state’s FRSC Sector Commander, reported that the incident happened at around 5.30 a.m. near Kilometres 12 Ijawaya on the Oyo-Ogbomoso road.
According to him, the buses bearing the license plates LEM 963 XA and NSR 222 ZS originated in the states of Lagos and Nasarawa, respectively.
Adekanye said that the vehicles went on flame immediately resulting to the burning of the occupants.
He attributed the cause of the accident to speeding and overloading.
He called on motorists to always shun night travelling, speeding and overloading, adding that the fatality would have reduced if the drivers were not on night journey.