A midday accident at Fairfield Mahaicony has left at least five persons dead, according to Police in the area.
The accident involved a route 50 mini-bus and a beverage delivery truck.
Details of the accident are sketchy but reports suggest that the mini-bus slammed directly into the truck as the two were both being driven at a fast rate along the roadway.
The impact resulted in some passengers being pitched from the mini-bus onto the roadway. A pregnant woman is believed to be among the fatalities. The names of the victims have not been confirmed.
Residents of the area where the accident occurred rushed out to the scene but were left shocked by the sight of the lifeless bodies along the roadway.
Emergency services were summoned to the scene. A number of injured persons were taken to the hospital.
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