The journey of at least 20 people came to an abrupt end after they lost their lives in a road accident.

The accident was said to have occured on Epinmi-Isua Akoko Road, in the Akoko South-East Local Government Area of Ondo State on Tuesday as the vehicles involved had a head-on collision on the road.

An eyewitness said 14-passengers bus collided with a Sport Utility Van.  

It was also leant that after the collision, the two vehicles caught fire which consumed some occupants of the vehicles.  

The eyewitness said, “One of the vehicles was overtaking another vehicle on the road when it collided with another vehicle coming from the opposite direction.”  

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He also explained that the drivers of the two vehicles survived the accident with injuries, adding that they were receiving treatment at the hospital.  

Men of Federal Road Safety Corps in Ikare Akoko rushed to the scene of the accident and coordinate the rescue operation.  

They reportedly deposited the corpses of the victims at the morgue of the Ondo State Specialist Hospital in Ikare Akoko. 

Police Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident, adding that the accident occurred as a result of reckless driving on the part of the drivers of the vehicles involved.