Seventeen people died Tuesday evening after a bus they were travelling in collided with a truck, at Igushin Town, along Ondo-Ore Expressway in Ondo West local government area of Ondo State.
According to a witness, the 18-seater bus somersaulted several times after the collision, before bursting into flames.
Only one passenger of the bus survived, the witness said.
The Head of Operation of the state Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Akin Akin Adedipe, confirmed the incident.
Mr. Adedipe described the vehicle as a white Mazda 18-passenger bus with registration number BWR 116 XC and a white DAF Truck with registration number AAA757XN.
He said the lone survivor was severely injured.
According to him, those dead include 11 males, six females and one male child whose identities were yet to be ascertained.
Mr. Adedipe said the deceased had been taken to the mortuary of the State Specialists Hospital in Ondo town.