A total number of five persons have been killed while eight others escaled with severe injuries as a result of an auto crash along Owo/ Akure highway in Ondo state.
It was gathered that the accident occurred at about 9:23am in Emure in Owo council area of the state.
The vehicles involved are a DAF 75 truck marked AKD 880 XX and a J5 bus marked LSR 855 XF. Both vehicles were commuting thirteen passengers when the incident occurred.
The incident has been confirmed by the spokesperson of the FRSC in the state, Tola Ogunbanwo. She said that five persons lost their lives in the accident.
Ogunbanwo added that another eight persons sustained multiple injuries in the accident.
She added that while the deceased persons have been deposited at the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre FMC in Owo and the injured have also been admitted in the same hospital.