The nation said, truck driver, lost control because of the high speed he was driving and crashed into another vehicle, leaving two passengers dead and six others with varying degrees of injury.
The truck is said to have caught fire almost instantly.
Pascal Anibo, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRS) education officer, confirmed the incident and cited reasons for the breach of speed limits and loss of control.
He said: "The accident, which involved a total of twenty-one (21) victims (12 older men and 9 older women), was said to have broken the speed limit and lost control.
"Five (5) vehicles were DAF trucks with registration number MAR210XA (the driver reported that he lost control of speed), Toyota Camry with registration number BWR807JV, tricycle without a registration number.
"The others are Mitsubishi buses with registration number ZLL530XA from Southeast Mass Transit and Mercedes Benz 200 limousine with registration number ALL977ASB.
"The injured were taken to the Chukwara hospital in Obosi by people in the area. The bodies of the dead were kept in a correct submarine funeral home.
"The FRSC rescue team from the outpost of eweka was on-site and ensured the free flow of vehicles.
"FRSC Sector Commander Andrew Kumapai strongly warns drivers to exceed the recommended speed limits.
"You should drive with common sense speed limits so you can control the vehicle at any time and avoid unnecessary road collisions.
"He expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and hoped that the victims would recover quickly."
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