According to local media, the truck's driver lost control of the vehicle and collided with a bus coming from the opposite direction.
According to the media, the vehicles almost immediately ignited and all passengers on the bus were killed in the accident.
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SaharaReporters gathered that the accident occurred few metres away from the popular Akure Airport road on the Akure-Owo highway. @FRSCNigeria
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The incident occurred on the Akure-Owo highway early Saturday morning, the Pulse Nigeria said.
The newspaper noted that the truck's driver fled the scene after the accident. Local authorities have reportedly launched an investigation into the accident.