Twelve people have been confirmed dead while the search continues for others in the accident that occurred near the entrance gate of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government Area.
Sources reveal that a truck coming from Obajana in Kogi State lost control and rammed into some shops and crushed both students and traders who were going about their business. While adding that 12 dead bodies have been taken to the mortuary while others were still in the rubble and heap of cement.
Ondo Police spokesman, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the incident but said eight bodies have been recovered from the scene of the incident.
Ikoro said efforts were on to recover other trapped victims who had been stuck inside some of the shops.