Many people 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 .
It was gathered that the accident involved a trailer which veered into a market , killing many people .
According to an eyewitness , 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 eyewitness said , “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 Public Relations Officer of the state police command , Mr Tee – Leo Ikoro, who confirmed the crash said about eight persons had been confirmed dead .
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He said , “ 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. ”
The Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps was yet to confirm the incident as at the time of filing this report .
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