About 16 people were said to have been burnt to death in a road accident that occurred in Odeomu, Osun State, on Friday.
A resident of Odeomu, Fatai Lasisi, who was close to the scene of the accident, said the two vehicles involved had a collision.
Lasisi said a commercial Mazda bus coming from Osogbo had a collision with a private vehicle coming from Ikorodu, Lagos State and heading to Osogbo.
According to him, the commerical bus which had a gas cylinder in its trunk, lost control immediately it was hit by the Lexus vehicle, and swerved into a bush where it caught fire.

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Also while giving account of the accident, Mr. Kareem Isau, ex chairman National Union of Road Transport Workers, Odeomu Branch, said he arrived the scene after the affected bus was already on fire.

Meanwhile, no fewer than five people have lost their lives in a road accident along the Tombia-Amassoma Road in Bayelsa State.

The incident occurred on Friday and involved a black Toyota SUV with the number plate, RGM 38 HM, and a Mazda 323F with the number plate, NEM 456 PG.
Both vehicles had a head-on collision.

The deceased people were the driver of the Mazda car and four passengers.

The spokesman for the Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the accident.

Butswat said, “Four passengers and the driver of the Mazda car died on the spot.

“A female passenger was rescued and hospitalised at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri.”