At least 10 people died in an accident in Akungba-Akoko, Akoko South West Local Government of Ondo State, on Saturday when truck loaded with rice runs into a market.

According to an eyewitness, the trailer 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 .30 pm, 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 .”

When contacted, the spokesperson of State Police Command, Mr Ikoro, said “As of the time we were informed, eight persons had already lost their lives.”

“Two more under the truck are also dead. The truck rammed into the market after brake failure. Many people are trapped under the trailer,” he said.

The Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps was yet to confirm the incident

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