No fewer than 12 people were killed in the university community of Akungba-Akoko, headquarters of Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State, on Saturday, when a trailer fell off Okerigbo hill near Adekunle Ajasin University.
The incident happened around 6pm on Saturday when the articulated vehicle said to be coming from Obajana in Kogi State, heading towards Akure, lost control and rammed into shops along the road.
A source disclosed that no fewer than 12 bodies had been evacuated as of the time of filing this report with reports saying some people might still be under the truck.
The source explained that the accident occurred very close to the main entrance of the Adekunle Ajasin University, when it rammed into the shops around the school gate, killing people inside the shops and others around it.
The incident caused gridlock at the busy road as vehicles could not move for hours in the town.
The state command’s public relations officer, Mr. Tee Leo Ikoro, who confirmed the incident, said eight bodies had been recovered from the scene of incident.
This is not the first time of such occurrence involving Okerigbo hill, making that part of the town prominent for road accidents.