No fewer than twelve persons have reportedly lost their lives Saturday afternoon in a lone road mishap involving a Toyota Hiace bus carrying 20 passengers.
Eight persons also sustained serious injuries in the auto crash.
The incident was said to have occurred on yet-to-be completed Ajowa-Gedegede road brigde.
According to Onigedegede of Igedegede, Oba Walidu Ekun, it was the deafening sound of the vehicle around 3.00 pm that attracted sympathisers to the scene.
The monarch said that driver of the ill-fated vehicle lost control after one of his tyres pulled off and somersaulted severally before landing in a ditch.
Confirming the incident, Ondo State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Vincent Jack, said his men went on rescue operation and took the corpses to Ikare-Akoko State Specialist Hospital Mortuary, while the injured had been referred to Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Owo.
Jack, who attributed the incident to recklessness of the driver, urged motorists to be cautious on highways and avoid excessive speeding.