No fewer than ten persons, including a Navy officer and a solider, lost their lives on Wednesday, when a Delta Line 18-seater bus that left Sapele for Warri, Delta State crashed into a stationary trailer near Adeje on Warri-Sapele expressway.
The driver of the ill-fated bus it was learnt was allegedly on top speed and crashed into the trailer due to poor visibility as a result of fog in the early hours of the day.
The driver of the state-owned transport company escaped death while 10 passengers were confirmed dead.
Four victims of the crash were at the time of filing this report, were said to have regained consciousness, and were under intensive care at the Central Hospital, Sapele.
Another tragedy occurred earlier in the morning as an inferno at Hausa/Itsekiri Road part of Sapele market destroyed goods and property worth over N50 million.
The fire consumed a block of stores, a printing press and residential buildings.
The fire at Sapale market, the source of which so far remains unknown, engulfed a block of stores, a printing press, a business centre and residential houses.
A team of state fire service personnel and that of Power Holding Company of Nigeria, which arrived over three hours later, only managed to prevent the fire from spreading to neighbouring buildings.
Lamenting the huge loss suffered in the inferno, Proprietor of Olumayowa Printing and Publishing Company Press, Mr Olumayowa, said he was shocked to find all he had laboured for in rubbles.