The accident was said to have occurred after a truck lost control and rammed into Ibaka market, Akungba crushing 10 to death and wounding many others.
Victims of the accident who sustained various forms of injuries have reportedly been taken to the hospital by rescue operatives.
It was gathered that the driver of the truck lost control of the wheel while descending a hill in the Ikare axis, a commercial hub of the town. Witnesses said the trailer had a brake failure.
One of the witnesses said;
The trailer was descending from okerigbo hill near Adekunle Ajasin University when it lost control as result of faulty brake.
The accident occurred when the trailer loaded with bags of rice rammed into the stalls in the market.
As I am talking to you more than 10 people must have been killed because we have removed over 10 dead bodies under the trailer and many are still trapped under the trailer.
Confirming the accident, the Spokesperson of State Police Command, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, said about eight persons have been confirmed dead.
As we speak now eight people have been confirmed dead in the accident and we can still have more because we still have many people trapped under the trailer.
See some graphic photos of the incident below;