Osagie Otabor, Akure
Sketchy details have emerged on how seven persons, including Amaka, wife of former Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma- Egba, died in a road accident along Ore-Okitipupa road in Odigbo Local Government area of Ondo State.
Eight others sustained various degree 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 late Amaka and others were among dignitaries heading for a burial programme at Igbokoda in 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
According to him: “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”.