The Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Ore Unit, Mr Sikiru Alonge, who confirmed the accident, said the incident happened in the morning of Friday.
According to him, the crash involved a white Toyota Hiace bus with registration number FKJ 095 XE and a Honda Accord Saloon car whose registration number cannot be ascertained.
He said, “Nine persons were burnt to death in a ghastly accident which happened on Ore-Lagos expressway early Friday morning. The accident was caused by a tyre burst which caused a head-on collision and later resulted in a fire blast which burnt all occupants of the vehicles beyond recognition.”
Alonge also stated that the remains of the victims had been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital in Ore.
He advised motorists to always maintain speed limit, concentrate, be patient, and obey traffic rules and regulations while driving to save lives and property.