Many feared killed as fully loaded trailer loses control, veers into Market

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No fewer than twenty persons were feared killed in a road accident that occured at Ibaka area of Akungba Akoko, Akoko South-West Local Government Area of Ondo State on Saturday evening .

According to report availabile to The DAILY VENDOR, the accident involved a trailer which veered into a market, killing many people .

An eyewitness said the trailer loaded with bags of rice had a brake failure, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and entered into a market where it killed many people.

“The accident occurred about 7.30pm, when the trailer loaded with bags of rice rammed into the stalls in the market. About 20 people must have been killed because we have removed over 10 dead bodies under the trailer and many are still trapped under the trailer.” the eyewitness said.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, who confirmed the incident said about eight persons had been confirmed dead.

“As we speak now eight people have been confirmed dead in the accident and we can still have more because we still have many people trapped under the trailer,’ Ikoro said.

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