Ilesa (Osun) – Fourteen people were burnt to death while 12 others were seriously injured on Monday in an auto-accident that occurred at Iwaraja junction, near Ilesa, Osun.
The FRSC Sector Commander in Osun, Mr Sunday Maku, confirmed the casualty figures in a chat in Osogbo on Monday.
Maku said the victims, including two drivers, were burnt beyond recognition when two buses coming from opposite directions collided and caught fire.
He said one of the buses was coming from Akure and heading to Ibadan while the other was moving in the opposite direction.
“The two buses were a white Toyota Hiace Bus with registration number LG 27 GAR with the inscription, Akoko Edo Line, while the other was a Volkswagen wagon with white and orange colour and an unidentified registration number.
“Twelve adults, including eight males and four females who were seriously injured, were rushed to Wesley College Hospital in Ilesa for treatment,’’ he said.
He blamed the incident, which occurred at about 12:10 p.m., on over speeding and dangerous overtaking. (NAN)