The accident occurred on Ore-Okitipupa Expressway, at Ode Aye town, in the Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The delegates, whose identities have not been published, were travelling from Akure, the state capital, to Igbokoda for the summit, which would also be attended by Vice President Yemi Osibajo.

Reports suggest four other delegates were injured in the accident.

The accident is said to have involved three vehicles - two saloon cars and a truck.

A source said, “The Volkswagen Golf was heading towards Okitipupa while the truck and the Mercedes Benz car were facing the opposite direction. They had a head-on collision at the Ode Aye end of the Ore-Okitipupa Expressway.”

However, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Femi Joseph, said one life was lost in the crash while other people were critically injured.

He said the deceased had been deposited in the mortuary of the Ondo State Specialists’ Hospital, Okitipupa, while the injured were receiving treatment in the same hospital.

“I can confirm that one person died in the accident, but many people were injured and they are in a critical condition at the hospital,” Joseph said.

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