Nigeria, Jan. 29 -- Eleven persons were burnt to death on Sunday in a road accident at the Soka Bridge in Ore, Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The accident was a collision between a heavy-duty trailer and a luxury Marcopollo bus.

A witness said the accident was caused by the trailer driving against traffic.

"The trailer passed through one way and collided with the Marcopollo bus which was coming from Benin road. The bus caught fire in the collision," the source said.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Unit Commander in Ore, Sikiru Alonge, confirmed the accident, saying the 11 victims were burnt beyond recognition.

He said the accident caused traffic congestion along the road.

"The fire has been extinguished, while the...