Three persons were killed when a bus belonging to Agofure Transport Line rammed into the victims on the Owhelogbo Road in the Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State.
It was gathered that the incident occurred on Wednesday and were said to be killed on the spot.
The accident was said to might cause fear and panic in the community.
An eyewitness stated that the incident took place when members of the communities around Isoko blocked the entrance and exit routes in a protest against the Ozoro/Oleh killings.
He said, “Following the gruesome murder of about 10 youths of Oleh extraction in the Isoko area over a disputed parcel of land, the youth blocked all roads linking Isoko, which resulted in a rush by drivers and other road users.
“The Agofure bus driver ran over three persons and killed them on the spot. So, the youth got angry and burnt down the bus on the Owhelogbo Road.
“The Owhelogbo and Olomoro people are not happy; nothing is being done to address the gruesome killing of the 10 persons and now, a vehicle has killed three more, making the situation worse.
“A prominent politician in the area went to secure the release of the suspects arrested in connection with the murder of the youth without proper reconciliation. The action made the Owhelogbo youth to block the Oleh Road and all the link roads.”