By Osagie Otabor, Akure
Sketchy details have emerged how seven persons, including Amaka, wife of former Senate Leader, Senator Ndoma Egba, died in a road accident along the Ore-Okitipupa Road in the Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Eight others sustained various degrees of injury in the accident involving four vehicles.
Vehicles involved in the accident were a commercial Toyota Avensis bus, a Honda car, a truck and a Toyota Coaster bus belonging to the Sports Centre of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Akoko (AAUA).
Sources said the late Amaka and others were among dignitaries heading for a burial programme at Igbokoda, the Ilaje Local Government Area.
They were being conveyed in a Toyota Coaster bus, belonging to the Sports Centre of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Akoko from Benin when the accident occurred at about 9pm on Thursday night.
Witnesses said the truck hit the two cars before ramming the coaster bus into the bush.
Amaka and three others in the bus died while three persons in the two cars were also killed.
Ondo Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Ahmed Hassan,confirmed the accident.
He said the injured were taken to Pima Hospital, Ore, for treatment
He said: “The accident happened around 9:00pm. It involved three vehicles. Four of the occupants of the bus died, three female and one male.
“The accident was caused by loss of concentration and speed violation”.
Head of Public Relations, Media and Protocol of AAUA, Mr Victor Akinpelumi, confirmed that a Coaster bus of the institution on an official assignment was involved in an accident.
“The university has sent officers from the Works Department to the area to assess the situation and were being expected.