Three persons on Tuesday were burnt to death in a ghastly motor accident on Ilawe-Ekiti Road in Ekiti South-West Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
It was gathered that a driver of an 18-seater commercial bus lost control and ran into a ditch at the outskirts of the town.
The vehicle was in which five passengers travelling was said to have caught fire and burnt three persons to death while the two others were rescued with serious injuries.
According to the Ekiti State Police Command’s spokesman, Sunday Abutu, five persons were in the vehicle when the accident happened.
In a statement, he disclosed that the two occupants of the vehicle with serious injuries were rescued and taken to the hospital for medical treatment.
“The two injured persons have been taken to the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti for treatment while the corpses of the deceased kept in the hospital’s morgue.”