NO FEWER than twenty passengers lost their lives in an accident involving a commercial bus and a Sienna on Friday at Lanlate/Maya Junction in Ibarapa East Local Government Area of Oyo State.
The two vehicles which were said to be travelling in different directions collided and caught fire immediately.
The Chairman of Ibarapa East local government, Hon. Gbenga Obalowo who led a rescue team to the scene of the accident described it as pathetic and unfortunate.
The Chairman who sympathised with the families of those who died in the accident said the two survivors are currently receiving medical attention at Awojobi Hospital in Eruwa, while the corpses of those burnt have been deposited at a morgue.
Hon. Obalowo appealed to motorists particularly commercial drivers to be more careful while on the wheel blaming the accident on speeding and reckless driving.