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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede, has commiserated with the people of Akungba, Ondo State, over a crash that claimed 16 lives in the community.
A trailer loaded with rice rammed into a market at the Ibaka area of Akungba, Akoko South West Local Government area on Saturday killing 16 persons and leaving several others with varying degrees of injury.
The community serves as host to the Adekunle Ajasin University.
In a statement signed by Jegede, he expressed shock on the incident.
The statement reads, “My heart goes out to homes, families and the entire people of Akungba-Akoko community for these irreparable losses.”
” I received the news with shock but pray to the Almighty to repose the souls of the departed ones and console the bereaved homes and the entire Akungba community,
“We pray that God should spare us any such sad incident in our dear State, while we urge for precautions from all road users”.