No fewer than nine persons were burnt to death on Friday in an auto crash that occurred at Omotosho Step Down Bridge, on the Ore-Lagos expressway in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ore Unit Command,

Sikiru Alonge confirmed that the incident happened in the early hours of the day.

He said that the accident involved a white Toyota Hiace bus with registration number FKJ 095 XE and a Honda Accord Saloon car which the registration number cannot be confirmed.

Alonge said: “Nine persons were burnt to death in a ghastly accident which happened on Ore-Lagos expressway early this morning.

“The accident was caused by a tyre burst which caused a head-on collision which later resulted into a fire blast which burnt all occupants of the vehicles beyond recognition,” he said.

The remains of the victims, according to Alonge, had been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital in Ore.

He advised motorists to always maintain speed limits, concentrate, exercise patience, and obey all traffic rules and regulations while driving in order to save lives and property.