A pregnant woman and eight others were burnt to death, yesterday, when a commercial passenger bus rammed into a vehicle laden with petrol in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

Eight others were said to have survived the crash with multiple burnt injuries.

It was gathered that the accident occurred at Ilorin International Airport road along Ilorin-Ogbomoso expressway at about 8:00 am.

An eyewitness said the driver of the vehicle laden with PMS with number plate, LRN 787 FE, had no national driver’s licence, adding that the driver of the other vehicle, a Toyota Hiace commercial bus, had no national driver’s licence too.

An eyewitness said 20 people, eight males and 12 females, were involved in the crash, while a male and eight females were reported dead.

It was also gathered that eight males, however, survived the accident with burns and multiple injuries.

Another source in the state command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, told journalists that the Lagos-bound passenger bus had loaded at the Gerin Alimi motor park, heading outwards the metropolis when it rammed into the vehicle laden with fuel.

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