While reports say put the number of casualties at 11, the Bayelsa State Sector Commander of the FRSC says only nine persons were burnt to death.
11 women of the Peoples Democratic Party from Bayelsa State were on Saturday, February 14, burnt to death in a multiple accident at Ahoada, Rivers State.
According to the Nations Newspaper, the women of Peoples Democratic Part Women Initiative were on their way back home after visiting the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan.
It was learnt that the women paid a solidarity visit to the first lady in Okirika where they spent two days.
The accident which occurred in the night involved a Toyota Sienna car, jeep and a bus with an inscription, Peoples Democratic Party Women Initiative.
According to the newspaper sources, about 20 women died I the inferno.
The Bayelsa State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr. Vincent Jack confirmed the accident but denied the reports that 20 people were burnt to death.
He explained that only nine persons were burnt to death, two died without been burnt while many others were rushed to Madonna clinic in the area.
He further explained that the accident occurred when the tyre of the Toyota Sienna burst and rammed into the bus carrying the women.