No fewer than 17 people were burnt beyond recognition when two trucks and commercial bus collided at Olokonla area, along Bode-Saadu-Jebba highway in Moro local government area of Kwara State.
Kwara State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Jonathan Owoade, and the Director of the state Fire Service, Falade O John, confirmed the incident.
One person, however, survived the accident that occurred around 3am on Saturday.
Eyewitnesses said the driver of the bus, who was trying to overtake a lorry loaded with pepper and a truck that was ahead of him lost control, leading to head-on collision with another truck coming at the opposite direction of the road.
They said the heavy impact of the collision resulted in a fire outbreak.
It was learnt that the only passenger that survived was rescued from the bus by the FRSC personnel on arrival at the scene but the remaining 17 occupants were burnt beyond recognition as a result of the fire that gutted the bus.
Men of the state fire service got shortly after the incident, but were able to put out the fire.