Five staff of Okomu Oil plc in Edo State were burnt to death while two sustained serious injuries in a road accident that occurred on Friday, February 14 evening.
The accident occurred along Iguobazuwa road in Ovia South-West Local Government Area of Edo State when the bus conveying the staff to the head office at Okomu from Extension 2 of the firm rammed into a lorry.
The two others who sustained serious injuries in the accident are said to be currently receiving treatment.
An eyewitness said help could not reach the staff as the bus burst into flames.
An official statement has not been issued by the company but a top official confirmed the death of their staff, describing the situation as said day for workers in the company.
“We are yet to confirm the number of our personnel involved but we have confirmed five. Two are in the hospital.
“They were coming to the head office from Extension 2. It is a sad day for us”, he said