The Ondo Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed three persons dead in a multiple accident that occurred near Premiere Hotel, Akungba close to the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba.

It said the accident, which happened on Sunday night, involved a white Toyota Hiace bus marked BDG 731 XT, a blue Mercedez Benz towing truck and a blue DAF Trailer.

But eyewitnesses had earlier said the accident involved several vehicles which the trailer rammed into.

The witnesses claimed many persons were trapped as at the time of the accident even as some fell into a nearby river.

But spokesman for the Ondo FRSC, Omotola Ogungbawo, said nobody fell into the river and no one has been declared missing.

Omotola said 11 persons were injured in the accident.

She said the injured victims were rushed to General Hospital Ikare while the corpses were deposited at the General Hospital Iwaro.