NEWSCASTARS.COM learnt that five staff of Okomu Oil plc in Edo State burnt to death, while two others were critically injured in a road accident that occurred along Iguobazuwa road in Ovia southwest local government area.
The bus conveying the Okomu Oil staff were said to be going to the head office at Okomu from Extension 2 of the firm when it rammed into a lorry on Friday evening.
Several motorists and passengers were stranded as the burning vehicles blocked the highway.
An official statement has not been issued by the firm but a top official confirmed the death of their staff whose bus burst into flames.
According to the official,
“We are yet to confirm the number of our personnel involved but we have confirmed five. Two are in the hospital.
“They were coming to the head office from Extension 2. It is a sad day for us.”