Three persons were burnt to death in a fatal road accident along the East-West Road in Bayelsa State on Monday night, June 20.
It was gathered that the accident which occurred at Opokuma junction involved a Toyota Camry with registration number LS 529 KY and a Mazda 323 with registration number GBB 532 XA.
Sources said two persons involved in the accident including a Police Constable survived with various degrees of minor injuries.
Eye-witness accounts attributed the accident to overspeeding and loss of control which resulted in a head-on collision.
The Toyota Camry was said to have loaded with petroleum products and triggered a heavy explosion and fire which burnt the victims.
Two males and a female were confirmed dead while two males survived and were taken to the hospital for treatment.
A Senior Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Bayelsa confirmed the accident and said the injured victims were rescued at a hospital in Yenagoa for treatment.
He also disclosed that the accident which caused traffic gridlock on the East/ West road was cleared by officers of the FRSC led by the SO OF Kolokuma/Opokuma.
“The two cars were burnt? and the victims in the Mazda were burnt beyond recognition as the Camry was loaded with adulterated Premium Motor Spirit PMS which sparked the fire. The SO KOLGA with the assistance of other motorists cleared the obstruction on the road for free flow of traffic.” he stated.