The Ekiti State Police Command has confirmed the death of three people in an accident that occurred on Tuesday on the Ilawe-Ekiti Road in Ekiti South-West Local Government Area of the state.
Police spokesman, ASP Sunday Abutu, said the incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday.
“Five persons were in the vehicle and when the accident occurred, three of them got burnt to death while the remaining two were rescued and taken to a hospital.
“Investigation has commenced ascertaining the actual cause of the accident,” he said.
An 18-seater commercial bus with passengers suddenly plunged into a ditch on the outskirts of the town and went into flames.
Eyewitnesses told journalists that concerned residents thronged the scene to rescue the victims.
The witnesses confirmed that three people were actually burnt beyond recognition, while others sustained serious injuries.
“The injured have been taken to the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti,” said one of the locals.