The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ekiti Command, Mr Kugu Ismaila, has confirmed that 14 people died while five others were injured in the truck accident at Iworoko Ekiti on Saturday.
Ismail told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday that three vehicles, a truck, and two mini buses, were involved in the road crash.
The commander said that the accident occurred when the driver of the truck lost control of his vehicle and rammed into a busy market.
He called on drivers to always check their vehicles properly before embarking on any journey.
He said: ”This would be the most fatal accident recorded in the new year and recent times.”
The commander prayed that God would grant the relatives of the deceased the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.